Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 44233-44234 [2018-18821]

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 44234 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 169 / Thursday, August 30, 2018 / Rules and Regulations If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email MST1 Jeremy Bailey, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Waterways Management; telephone (904) 714–7631, email Jeremy.S.Bailey@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) via Southern Road and Bridge LLC, has requested a temporary deviation from the operation that govern the George Musson/Coronado Beach (SR 44) bridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 845. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the painting of the bridge and safety of the work crew. The bridge is a single-leaf bascule bridge and has a vertical clearance in the closed to navigation position of 24 feet at mean high water. The vertical clearance of the bridge will be reduced by 3 feet to 21 feet mean high water through the completion of the painting project in December of 2018. The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.261(h). Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed to navigation position from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly Sunday through Friday. The bridge will open every 3 hours at 10 p.m., 1 a.m., 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. with a one (1) hour notification. This section of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is predominantly used by a variety of vessels including U.S. government vessels, small commercial vessels and recreational vessels. 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 anytime. The bridge will be able to open 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: August 27, 2018. Barry L. Dragon, Director, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–18821 Filed 8–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0773] Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for a fireworks display taking place over the Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD, on September 15, 2018. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waterways during the fireworks display. Our regulation for recurring safety zones for fireworks displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this fireworks display. During the enforcement period, vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or designated representative on scene. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.506 will be enforced for the location listed at (b)(4) in the table to § 165.506 from 7:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on September 15, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email Mr. Ron Houck, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region (WWM Division); telephone 410–576– 2674, email Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for entry (b)(4) in the table to § 165.506 for the Defenders’ Day Commemoration Fireworks display from 7:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on September 15, 2018. This action is being taken to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the fireworks display. Our regulation for recurring safety zones for fireworks displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District, § 165.506, specifies the location of the regulated area for this safety zone within a 300-yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position 39°15′55″ N, 076°34′35″ W, adjacent to the East Channel of Northwest Harbor. As specified in § 165.506(d), during the enforcement period, no vessel may enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zone without approval from the Captain of the Port Sector MarylandNational Capital Region (COTP) or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene. Designated Coast Guard patrol personnel are comprised of commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of the safety zone. This year the fireworks display is happening on the third Saturday in September (September 15, 2018) instead of the second Saturday in September (September 8, 2018) as published in the table to 33 CFR 165.506, section (b), row 4. The enforcement period is also being changed for this year’s event. This year, the safety zone will be enforced from 7:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on September 15, 2018. This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.506(d) and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice of enforcement published in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts. Dated: August 24, 2018. Joseph B. Loring, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region. [FR Doc. 2018–18824 Filed 8–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2018–0707] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan, near Chicago, IL. This zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from potential hazards associated with a competition involving motorized personal vehicles on Lake Michigan. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. DATES: This rule is effective from 7 a.m. on September 1, 2018 through 5:30 p.m. on September 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2018– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30AUR1.SGM 30AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 169 (Thursday, August 30, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 44233-44234]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18821]


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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

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 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary deviation, call or email MST1 Jeremy Bailey, Coast Guard 
Sector Jacksonville Waterways Management; telephone (904) 714-7631, 
email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) 
via Southern Road and Bridge LLC, has requested a temporary deviation 
from the operation that govern the George Musson/Coronado Beach (SR 44) 
bridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 845. This 
deviation is necessary to facilitate the painting of the bridge and 
safety of the work crew. The bridge is a single-leaf bascule bridge and 
has a vertical clearance in the closed to navigation position of 24 
feet at mean high water. The vertical clearance of the bridge will be 
reduced by 3 feet to 21 feet mean high water through the completion of 
the painting project in December of 2018.
    The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.261(h). 
Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed to 
navigation position from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly Sunday through 
Friday. The bridge will open every 3 hours at 10 p.m., 1 a.m., 4 a.m. 
and 7 a.m. with a one (1) hour notification. This section of the 
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is predominantly used by a variety of 
vessels including U.S. government vessels, small commercial vessels and 
recreational vessels. 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 anytime. The bridge will be able to open 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: August 27, 2018.
Barry L. Dragon,
Director, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-18821 Filed 8-29-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P