Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Pierce, FL, 44233 [2018-18820]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 169 / Thursday, August 30, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Dated: August 27, 2018. Katia Kroutil, Office Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, United States Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2018–18852 Filed 8–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0729] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Pierce, 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 Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 964.8 at Fort Pierce, St Lucie County FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 1, 2018 to 7 a.m. on February 28, 2019. Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before January 1, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2018–0729 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. SUMMARY: If you have questions on this test deviation, call or email LT Samuel Rodrigues-Gonzalez, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 305–535–4307, email Samuel.Rodriguez-Gonzalez@ uscg.mil. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis The Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the AICW, mile 964.8 in Fort Pierce, St Lucie County, FL is a bascule bridge. It VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 has a vertical clearance of 26 feet at mean high water in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet. The bridge currently operates under 33 CFR 117.5. There has been a large increase in vehicular traffic over the bridge in recent years due to large areas along the beach being developed for residential homes. This test deviation would provide for the bridge to operate on an advertised schedule for openings. The draw shall open on signal; except that, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, the draw will open three times per hour: On the hour, 20 minutes past the hour and 40 minutes past the hour. Vessels in distress, public vessels of the United States, and tugs with tows must be passed at any time. This waterway is utilized by vessels of the United States, commercial vessels, as well as recreational vessels. There is no alternate route for vessels desiring to travel north in the AICW. Vessels that may pass through the bridge without a requested opening may do so at any time. 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. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 44233 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 document 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: August 27, 2018. Barry Dragon, Director, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–18820 Filed 8–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0714] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, New Smyrna Beach, 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 George Musson/Coronado Beach (SR 44) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 845, New Smyrna Beach, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate painting of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly Sunday through Friday. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from August 30, 2018 through 6 p.m. on December 15, 2018. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 7 p.m. on August 13, 2018, until August 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0714 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30AUR1.SGM 30AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 169 (Thursday, August 30, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 44233]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18820]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0729]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, 
Fort Pierce, 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 Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A 
Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 
(AICW), mile 964.8 at Fort Pierce, St Lucie County FL. This deviation 
will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine 
whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation 
will allow the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position 
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 1, 2018 to 
7 a.m. on February 28, 2019. Comments and related material must reach 
the Coast Guard on or before January 1, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2018-0729 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 Samuel Rodrigues-Gonzalez, Sector Miami 
Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 305-535-
4307, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis

    The Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across 
the AICW, mile 964.8 in Fort Pierce, St Lucie County, FL is a bascule 
bridge. It has a vertical clearance of 26 feet at mean high water in 
the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet. The bridge 
currently operates under 33 CFR 117.5. There has been a large increase 
in vehicular traffic over the bridge in recent years due to large areas 
along the beach being developed for residential homes. This test 
deviation would provide for the bridge to operate on an advertised 
schedule for openings. The draw shall open on signal; except that, from 
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal Holidays, 
Saturdays and Sundays, the draw will open three times per hour: On the 
hour, 20 minutes past the hour and 40 minutes past the hour. Vessels in 
distress, public vessels of the United States, and tugs with tows must 
be passed at any time.
    This waterway is utilized by vessels of the United States, 
commercial vessels, as well as recreational vessels. There is no 
alternate route for vessels desiring to travel north in the AICW. 
Vessels that may pass through the bridge without a requested opening 
may do so at any time.
    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.

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 document 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: August 27, 2018.
Barry Dragon,
Director, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-18820 Filed 8-29-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P