Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Industrial Seaway Canal, MS, 2735-2736 [2019-01549]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2019 / Rules and Regulations addresses the Department of the Air Force Civil Disturbance Intervention and Disaster Assistance. The current version of this rule was published March 26, 2002. This rule provides internal guidance for the use of Air Force resources and personnel in controlling civil disturbances and in supporting disaster relief operations. Subpart B is unnecessary as it restates existing statute, and there exists DoDlevel policy for the execution and oversight of Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA). The Air Force also has internal procedures and standards for the DSCA mission and operations. Therefore, this part can be removed from the CFR. DATES: This rule is effective on February 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maj. Michael, J. Kwon at 703–693–4459. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It has been determined that publication of this CFR subpart removal for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on removing information which either restates statue (Stafford Act (42 U.S.C. 5121–5207) and the Economy Act (31 U.S.C. 1535)) or is duplicative of publicly available DoD and Air Force internal policy. Internal guidance for the DoD policy execution and oversight of DSCA will continue to be published in DoD Directive 3025.18, ‘‘Defense Support of Civil Authorities’’ (available at https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/ Documents/DD/issuances/dodd/ 302518p.pdf?ver=2018-03-19-093120683). Department of the Air Force internal guidance will continue to be published in Air Force Instruction 10– 801 (available at https://static.epublishing.af.mil/production/1/af_a3/ publication/afi10-801/afi10-801.pdf). This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ therefore, E.O. 13771, ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’ does not apply. Pmangrum on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 809a Civil defense, Civil disorders, Disaster assistance, Federal buildings and facilities, Foreign relations, Law enforcement, Military personnel. Accordingly, 32 CFR part 809a is amended as follows: PART 809a—INSTALLATION ENTRY POLICY, CIVIL DISTURBANCE INTERVENTION AND DISASTER ASSISTANCE 1. The authority citation for part 809a continues to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Feb 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 Authority: 10 U.S.C. 332 and 333. Subpart B—[Removed and Reserved] 2. Subpart B, consisting of §§ 809a.6 through 809a.11 is removed and reserved vv. ■ Henry Williams, Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–01666 Filed 2–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0952] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Industrial Seaway Canal, MS Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is issuing a temporary deviation to the operating schedule that regulates the State Route 605 (SR 605), Wilkes Road bascule bridge across the Industrial Seaway Canal, mile 11.3 at Hansboro, Harrison County, Mississippi. This deviation is needed to collect and analyze information on vehicle traffic congestion on SR 605 created when the drawbridge opens to vessel traffic. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public about the impact to both vehicle and vessel traffic generated by this change. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. February 8, 2019 through 6 p.m. June 10, 2019. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 10, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2018–0952 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this rulemaking, call or email Mr. Doug Blakemore, Eighth Coast Guard District Bridge Administrator; telephone (504) 671–2128, email Douglas.A.Blakemore@ uscg.mil. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2735 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register MDOT Mississippi Department of Transportation NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking SR State Route § Section I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis MDOT has requested to change the operating requirements for the SR 605 bascule bridge across the Industrial Seaway Canal, mile 11.3, at Hansboro, Harrison County, Mississippi. This bridge currently opens on signal according to 33 CFR 117.5. MDOT provided the Coast Guard with a vehicle traffic study that concluded that vehicle traffic becomes very congested on SR 605 during morning and afternoon rush hours and that bridge openings for vessels add to the congestion. MDOT informed the Coast Guard that this traffic congestion backs up from the bridge to the I–10 highway which creates unsafe queues on I–10 and SR 605. This MDOT study and analysis is provided in the docket to this temporary rule. The 120 day temporary deviation to the regulation will allow MDOT to collect additional vehicle traffic data to measure the impact of bridge closures on traffic congestion. It will also allow the Coast Guard to collect data on the impact of the temporary regulation change on vessels. This bridge has a vertical clearance of 37.1 feet above mean high water in the closed to vessel position and unlimited vertical clearance in the open to vessel traffic position. From January through December 2017 the bridge opened for vessel traffic 236 times. During this temporary deviation the bridge will operate as follows: The draw of the SR 605 bascule bridge across the Industrial Seaway Canal, mile 4.5, Hansboro, Harrison County, Mississippi shall open on signal; except the draw need not open 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday except federal holidays. The bridge will open on signal for emergencies. 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 E:\FR\FM\08FER1.SGM 08FER1 2736 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 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 Public participation is essential to effective rulemaking. The Coast Guard will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. 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 https:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https:// 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 https://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 15086). Documents mentioned in this notification, and all public comments, are in our online docket at https:// 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: January 31, 2019. Douglas Allen Blakemore, Sr., Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2019–01549 Filed 2–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 Pmangrum on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES [Docket Number USCG–2019–0031] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Delaware River Rock Blasting, Marcus Hook, PA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Feb 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Delaware River between Marcus Hook Range and Tinicum Range. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in portions of the Delaware River while rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations are being conducted to facilitate the Main Channel Deepening project for the Delaware River. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards created by rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the COTP or his designated representatives. DATES: This rule is effective from February 10, 2019, through March 15, 2019. SUMMARY: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2019– 0031 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this rulemaking, call or email Petty Officer Edmund Ofalt, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, Waterways Management Branch; telephone (215) 271–4889, email Edmund.J.Ofalt@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because it is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. There is insufficient time to PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 allow for a reasonable comment period prior to the start date for blasting operations. The rule must be in force by February 10, 2019, to serve its purpose of ensuring the safety of personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards associated with rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest because immediate action is needed to mitigate the potential safety hazards associated with rock blasting, dredging and rock removal operations in this location. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. The COTP has determined that there are potential hazards associated with the rock blasting and dredging operations. This rule is needed to ensure the safety of personnel, vessels, and the marine environment within a 500-yard radius of rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone from February 10, 2019, through March 15, 2019. The safety zone covers all navigable waters in the Delaware River within 500 yards of vessels and machinery being used to conduct rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations between Marcus Hook Range and Tinicum Range. The safety zone will be enforced in an area and in a manner that does not conflict with transiting commercial and recreational traffic, except for the short periods of time when explosive detonations are being conducted and shortly thereafter, when the channel is being surveyed to ensure the navigational channel is clear for vessels to transit. These detonations will not occur more than three times a day. At all other times, at least one side of the main navigational channel will be open for vessels to transit. This rule describes communications for notifying waterway users of upcoming detonations and provides means for waterway users to request entry into the safety zone. V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and E:\FR\FM\08FER1.SGM 08FER1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 27 (Friday, February 8, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 2735-2736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-01549]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0952]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Industrial Seaway Canal, MS

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

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

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is issuing a temporary deviation to the 
operating schedule that regulates the State Route 605 (SR 605), Wilkes 
Road bascule bridge across the Industrial Seaway Canal, mile 11.3 at 
Hansboro, Harrison County, Mississippi. This deviation is needed to 
collect and analyze information on vehicle traffic congestion on SR 605 
created when the drawbridge opens to vessel traffic. This deviation 
allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation. The Coast Guard is 
seeking comments from the public about the impact to both vehicle and 
vessel traffic generated by this change.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. February 8, 2019 through 
6 p.m. June 10, 2019.
    Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard 
on or before June 10, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2018-0952 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public Participation and Request for 
Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further 
instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
rulemaking, call or email Mr. Doug Blakemore, Eighth Coast Guard 
District Bridge Administrator; telephone (504) 671-2128, email 
Douglas.A.Blakemore@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
MDOT Mississippi Department of Transportation
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
SR State Route
Sec.  Section

I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis

    MDOT has requested to change the operating requirements for the SR 
605 bascule bridge across the Industrial Seaway Canal, mile 11.3, at 
Hansboro, Harrison County, Mississippi. This bridge currently opens on 
signal according to 33 CFR 117.5. MDOT provided the Coast Guard with a 
vehicle traffic study that concluded that vehicle traffic becomes very 
congested on SR 605 during morning and afternoon rush hours and that 
bridge openings for vessels add to the congestion. MDOT informed the 
Coast Guard that this traffic congestion backs up from the bridge to 
the I-10 highway which creates unsafe queues on I-10 and SR 605. This 
MDOT study and analysis is provided in the docket to this temporary 
rule.
    The 120 day temporary deviation to the regulation will allow MDOT 
to collect additional vehicle traffic data to measure the impact of 
bridge closures on traffic congestion. It will also allow the Coast 
Guard to collect data on the impact of the temporary regulation change 
on vessels.
    This bridge has a vertical clearance of 37.1 feet above mean high 
water in the closed to vessel position and unlimited vertical clearance 
in the open to vessel traffic position. From January through December 
2017 the bridge opened for vessel traffic 236 times. During this 
temporary deviation the bridge will operate as follows:
    The draw of the SR 605 bascule bridge across the Industrial Seaway 
Canal, mile 4.5, Hansboro, Harrison County, Mississippi shall open on 
signal; except the draw need not open 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 
6 p.m. Monday through Friday except federal holidays. The bridge will 
open on signal for emergencies.
    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

[[Page 2736]]

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

    Public participation is essential to effective rulemaking. The 
Coast Guard will consider all comments and material received during the 
comment period. 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 https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using https://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 https://www.regulations.gov and will include 
any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and 
the docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal 
Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal 
Register (70 FR 15086).
    Documents mentioned in this notification, and all public comments, 
are in our online docket at https://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: January 31, 2019.
Douglas Allen Blakemore, Sr.,
Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2019-01549 Filed 2-7-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P