Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Clifton, NJ
The Coast Guard has changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the Route 3 Bridge, mile 11.8, across the Passaic River at Clifton, New Jersey. This final rule will allow the bridge to remain in the closed position. The purpose of this rule is to facilitate the installation of a utility cable at the bridge. The Route 3 Bridge has not received a request to open since 1998.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atchafalaya River, Melville, LA
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad vertical lift bridge across the Atchafalaya River, mile 107.4, at Melville, St. Landry and Point Coupee Parishes, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to perform asbestos abatement work to the draw tender's house. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least a three hour advance notice is given from September 9, 2010 through October 9, 2010.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Taunton River, Fall River and Somerset, MA
The Coast Guard has changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the Brightman Street (Rt-6) Bridge at mile 1.8, across the Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset, Massachusetts. This final rule will help relieve the bridge owner from the burden of crewing the bridge at times when there have been few requests to open the bridge. In addition, we are also removing some obsolete language from the regulations, the operation regulations for the Bristol County Bridge at mile 10.3, because that bridge has subsequently been replaced with a fixed highway bridge.
Safety Zone; DEEPWATER HORIZON at Mississippi Canyon 252 Outer Continental Shelf MODU in the Gulf of Mexico
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period for the temporary safety zone around the riser for the DEEPWATER HORIZON, a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), at Mississippi Canyon 252, in the Outer Continental Shelf. The safety zone in place at 33 CFR 147.T08-849 terminates on August 26, 2010. Extending the effective period for this safety zone provides continued and uninterrupted protection of personnel involved in ongoing response efforts. Continuing the safety zone around the riser will significantly reduce the threat of collisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. Response efforts continue at the water's surface and subsurface.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Roanoke River, Plymouth, NC
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``East Coast Drag Boat Association Race'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of the Roanoke River near Plymouth, North Carolina. 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 the Roanoke River adjacent to Plymouth, North Carolina during the power boat race.
Safety Zone; Potomac River, St. Mary's River, St. Inigoes, MD
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon specified waters of the St. Mary's River, a tributary of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during military pyrotechnic flare exercises launched from a U.S. Navy helicopter located near St. Inigoes, Maryland. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the St. Mary's River.