Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Mill Creek, Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for the ``Hampton Cup Regatta,'' a power boat race to be held on the waters of Mill Creek, near Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of Mill Creek adjacent to Fort Monroe during the power boat race.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Broward County Bridges, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Broward County, FL
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations governing the operation of all Broward County drawbridges across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Broward County, Florida. This rule will require these drawbridges to open twice an hour. This schedule will meet the reasonable needs of navigation while accommodating increased vehicular traffic flow throughout the county.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Ocean City Maryland Offshore Challenge'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the shoreline at Ocean City, MD. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in the regulated area during the power boat race.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Grassy Sound Channel, Great Channel, and Townsend Inlet, NJ
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations of four Cape May County Bridge Commission (CMCBC) bridges: the Townsend Inlet Bridge, at mile 0.3 in Avalon; the County of Cape May Bridge, at mile 0.7, across Great Channel between Stone Harbor and Nummy Island; the Ocean Drive Bridge, at mile 1.0, across Grassy Sound Channel in North Wildwood; and the Two-Mile Bridge, at NJICW mile 112.2, across Middle Thorofare in Wildwood Crest, in NJ. This proposal will allow the bridges to remain in the closed position at particular dates and times to accommodate the Ocean Drive Marathon. Vessels that can pass under the bridges without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Broad Creek, Cedar Creek, and Nanticoke River, DE
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations of four Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) bridges: The Poplar Street Bridge, at mile 8.2, and the US 13A Bridge, at mile 8.2, both across Broad Creek in Laurel, DE; the SR 36 Bridge, at mile 0.5, over Cedar Creek in Cedar Beach; and SR 13 Bridge, at mile 39.6, across Nanticoke River in Seaford, DE. This proposal would allow the bridges to open on signal if advance notice is given at different times from 4 to 48 hours. This proposal will eliminate the continual attendance of draw tender services during the non-peak boating periods while still providing the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Elizabeth River, Southern Branch, Virginia
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations that govern the operation of the Dominion Boulevard (US 17) Bridge across the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, at Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) mile 8.8, at Chesapeake, Virginia. The final rule will provide for hourly openings of the draw which will now start at 6 a.m. on weekdays and weekends and will not change the morning and evening rush hours, which are from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., respectively. The Dominion Boulevard (US 17) Bridge will continue to open on signal at any time for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous materials, and for commercial vessels that provide a two-hour advance notice. At all other times, the draw shall open on signal. These changes are necessary in order to relieve increased vehicular traffic congestion on weekends and between the weekday morning and evening rush hour periods while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.