Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Milhomme Bayou, Stephensville, LA
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the operation of the Stephensville Bridge across Milhomme Bayou, mile 12.2, at Stephensville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Currently the bridge opens on signal, but due to the minimal waterway traffic, the bridge owner requested this change. The proposed rule will require the draw of the bridge to open on signal if at least one hour of advance notice is given. During the advance notice period, the draw shall open on less than one hour notice for an emergency, and shall open on demand should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), at Scotts Hill, NC
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Figure Eight Swing Bridge, at AIWW mile 278.1, at Scotts Hill, NC. Beginning November 1, 2007, until January 31, 2008, this deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation each day from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., to facilitate sandblasting and painting operations. In addition, commercial vessel openings will be provided at night if at least three hours notice is given by calling (910) 686-0635 or via marine radio on Channel 13.
Regulated Navigation Area; Cumberland River, Clarksville, TN
The Coast Guard is extending the time period for a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the Cumberland River (CMR) mile marker (MM) 126 to mile marker MM 127. All vessel traffic transiting beneath the R. J. Corman Railroad Bridge at MM 126.5 is restricted to the right descending bank (RDB) on the CMR and tows transiting this RNA cannot be wider than 80 feet or longer than 800 feet, excluding the length of the tow boat. The original RNA ended August 2, 2007. This rule extends the ongoing RNA from September 4 to October 31, 2007.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium 2007: “Partnerships-Meeting the Challenges of Securing and Facilitating Trade”
This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will convene its annual trade symposium, featuring panel discussions involving department personnel, members of the trade community and other government agencies, on the agency's role in international trade initiatives and programs. Members of the international trade and transportation communities and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Compendium of Flood Map Changes
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces the availability of the Compendium of Flood Map Changes which provides a listing of changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) maps that became effective from January 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. Future notices of changes to NFIP maps will be made available approximately every 6 months.
TSA's Migration to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS)
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announces the migration of data and a service disruption to our automated public dockets, now managed by the Department of Transportation's (DOT's) Docket Management System (DMS). Effective September 30, 2007, DOT's DMS electronic dockets will be replaced by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), a government-wide, electronic docket management system. In preparation for the data migration from DMS to FDMS, effective Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 5 p.m., DOT's DMS will no longer accept electronic comments/submissions. DOT will continue to accept, as well as process, faxed and other paper documents after the migration to FDMS. On Monday, October 1, 2007, FDMS will begin accepting electronic submissions for all currently open DMS dockets, including open TSA dockets. Between October 1 and October 31, closed DMS dockets will still be accessible through the DMS Web site. By October 31, the full migration of all electronic dockets currently in DMS is expected to be completed.