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Federal Register Highlights – 8/28/13

August 28, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for August 28, 2013:

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily modify the operating schedule that governs the Route 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 2.0, between Kearny and Jersey City, New Jersey. The bridge owner, New Jersey Department of Transportation, submitted a request to restrict bridge openings during the morning and afternoon rush hour periods to alleviate traffic congestion resulting from area roadway closures. It is expected that this change to the regulations would provide relief to vehicular traffic while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before October 28, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2013–0639.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily modify the operating schedule that governs the Route 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 1.8, between Kearney and Newark, New Jersey. The bridge owner, New Jersey Department of Transportation, submitted a request to restrict bridge openings during the morning and afternoon rush hour periods to alleviate traffic congestion resulting from area roadway closures. It is expected that this change to the regulations would provide relief to vehicular traffic while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before October 28, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2013–0638.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard proposes extending a portion of an existing San Diego Bay security zone at Naval Base Point Loma to support the construction of a new Naval fuel pier. In addition to the extension of the Naval Base Point Loma security zone, a new security zone will be established at the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command to protect the relocated marine mammal program. These security zone modifications are intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the San Diego Bay in order to ensure the safety and security of Naval assets. Both Security Zones will safeguard Naval assets, such as vessels, property and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss of injury from sabotage or other subversive acts. No persons or vessel may enter or remain in the security zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, The Commander of Naval Base Point Loma, the Commander of the Naval Mine Anti Submarine Warfare Command, the Commander of Naval Region Southwest, or a designated representative of those individuals. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before October 28, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2013–0580.

PROPOSED RULE: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is proposing to revise the regulations addressing oil and gas mining on reservation land of the Osage Nation. This rule updates the leasing procedures and rental, production, and royalties requirements for oil and gas on Osage Mineral lands and is the result of a negotiated rulemaking. Comments on this proposed rule must be received by October 28, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number BIA–2013–0003.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear and catcher vessels greater than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2013 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested. Effective August 23, 2013,
through 2400 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2013.

 

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