Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL, 77994 [2020-26415]

Download as PDF 77994 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 233 / Thursday, December 3, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (j) Material Incorporated by Reference None. I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis Issued on November 13, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2020–26680 Filed 12–1–20; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2020–0658] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notification 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 63rd Street Bridge across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami Beach, Florida. A request was made to place the drawbridge on a weekend operating schedule to alleviate vehicle congestion due to on demand bridge openings. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding these proposed changes. DATES: This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on December 14, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. on June 11, 2021. Comments and relate material must reach the Coast Guard on or before February 11, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2020–0658 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this test deviation, call or email LT Samuel Rodriguez-Gonzalez, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division; telephone 305–535–4307, email Samuel.Rodriguez-Gonzalez@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:55 Dec 02, 2020 Jkt 253001 The 63rd Street Bridge across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami Beach, Florida is a double-leaf bascule bridge with an 11 foot vertical clearance at mean high water in the closed position. The normal operating schedule for the bridge is set forth in 33 CFR 117.293. Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. A private citizen requested the Coast Guard consider placing the drawbridge on a weekend operating schedule to alleviate vehicle congestion due to on demand bridge openings. The Coast Guard contacted the bridge owner, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and requested a copy of the bridge logs for the month of August 2020. After reviewing the logs, the Coast Guard determined placing the bridge on a schedule during the weekend may alleviate vehicle congestion while maintaining the reasonable needs of navigation. This test deviation provides for scheduled opening times on Saturdays and Sundays. There will be no change to the published weekday operating schedule. Under this test deviation, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw shall open on the hour and half-hour; except Federal Holidays and all other times, the draw shall operate on demand. From 7:10 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. and 4:05 p.m. to 6:59 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays, the draw need not open for the passage of vessels. In February of each year during the period seven days prior to the City of Miami Beach Yacht and Brokerage Show and the four days following the show, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the bridge need not open except for 10 minutes at the top of the hour. At all other times the bridge shall operate on its normal schedule. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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 submissions in response to this document, see DHS’s eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). Documents mentioned in this notification as being available in this docket and all public comments, will be 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: November 23, 2020. Randall D. Overton, Director, Bridge Administration, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2020–26415 Filed 12–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2020–0641] RIN 1625–AA08 Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Natchez, MS Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River between Mile Marker (MM) 364.5 and MM 365.5. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment during a fireworks display. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03DER1.SGM 03DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 233 (Thursday, December 3, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2020-0658]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notification 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 63rd Street Bridge across Indian 
Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami Beach, Florida. A request was made to place 
the drawbridge on a weekend operating schedule to alleviate vehicle 
congestion due to on demand bridge openings. This deviation will test a 
change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a 
permanent change to the schedule is needed. The Coast Guard is seeking 
comments from the public regarding these proposed changes.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on December 14, 
2020, through 11:59 p.m. on June 11, 2021.
    Comments and relate material must reach the Coast Guard on or 
before February 11, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2020-0658 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://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 Rodriguez-Gonzalez, U.S. Coast 
Guard, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division; telephone 305-535-
4307, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis

    The 63rd Street Bridge across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami 
Beach, Florida is a double-leaf bascule bridge with an 11 foot vertical 
clearance at mean high water in the closed position. The normal 
operating schedule for the bridge is set forth in 33 CFR 117.293. 
Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational.
    A private citizen requested the Coast Guard consider placing the 
drawbridge on a weekend operating schedule to alleviate vehicle 
congestion due to on demand bridge openings. The Coast Guard contacted 
the bridge owner, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and 
requested a copy of the bridge logs for the month of August 2020. After 
reviewing the logs, the Coast Guard determined placing the bridge on a 
schedule during the weekend may alleviate vehicle congestion while 
maintaining the reasonable needs of navigation. This test deviation 
provides for scheduled opening times on Saturdays and Sundays. There 
will be no change to the published weekday operating schedule.
    Under this test deviation, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw shall 
open on the hour and half-hour; except Federal Holidays and all other 
times, the draw shall operate on demand. From 7:10 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. 
and 4:05 p.m. to 6:59 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
Holidays, the draw need not open for the passage of vessels. In 
February of each year during the period seven days prior to the City of 
Miami Beach Yacht and Brokerage Show and the four days following the 
show, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the bridge need not open except for 10 
minutes at the top of the hour. At all other times the bridge shall 
operate on its normal schedule.
    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 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 
submissions in response to this document, see DHS's eRulemaking System 
of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020).
    Documents mentioned in this notification as being available in this 
docket and all public comments, will be 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: November 23, 2020.
Randall D. Overton,
Director, Bridge Administration, Seventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2020-26415 Filed 12-2-20; 8:45 am]
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