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Federal Register Highlights – 6/9/14

June 9, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for June 9, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is extending the temporary final rule changing the operating schedule that governs the Pelican Island Causeway bridge across Galveston Channel mile 4.5 (GIWW mile 356.1), at Galveston, Texas. Extending this temporary final rule allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for an additional six months while major repairs are conducted to the mechanical portions of the bascule span. The additional time for these repairs is necessary due to a delay in beginning the repairs resulting from construction and contractual needs and delays. This temporary final rule is effective from 6 a.m. on July 8, 2014 through 6 a.m. on December 31, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation on the Black River for the Harborfest Dragon Boat Race in South Haven, Michigan. This regulated area will be enforced from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on June 21 and June 22, 2014. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life and property on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the Dragon Boat race. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a portion of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone. The regulations in 33 CFR 100.903 will be enforced from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on June 21 and June 22, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on Lake Michigan near St. Joseph, Michigan for the World War II Beach Invasion Reenactment. This zone will be enforced from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on June 21, 2014. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters during a World War II Reenactment involving 5 military vessels. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan. The regulations in 33 CFR 165.929 will be enforced for safety zone (d)(5) in § 165.929, Table 165.929, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on June 21, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on the Grand River in Spring Lake, MI. for the Spring Lake Heritage Festival fireworks. This zone will be enforced from 9:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. on June 14, 2014. This action is necessary and intended to ensure the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan. The regulations in 33 CFR 165.929 will be enforced for safety zone (d)(3) in § 165.929, Table 165.929, from 9:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. on June 14, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the Milwaukee Air and Water Show. This zone will be enforced from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on each day of June 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2014. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters during the Milwaukee Air and Water Show. During the aforementioned periods, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan. The regulations in 33 CFR 165.929 will be enforced for safety zone (f)(2) in § 165.929, Table 165.929, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on each day of June 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Morehead City, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance on the U.S. 70 Fixed Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 203.7, at Morehead City, North Carolina. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area. This rule is effective from 11 p.m. on July 19, 2014 to 5 a.m. on April 25, 2015. This rule will be enforced daily from 11 p.m. through 5 a.m. from July 19, 2014 to April 25, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of Mare Island Strait near Vallejo, CA in support of the Vallejo 4th of July Fireworks display on July 4, 2014. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative. This rule is effective and will be enforced from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Ohio River, surface to bottom, extending from Ohio River mile 449.0 to mile 451.5 at New Richmond, Ohio. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazards during the New Richmond Bicentennial Big Bash, which involves tossing pumpkins into the river with trebuchets, which are catapults operating under a raised counterweight system. During the period of enforcement, no vessels may be located within this proposed safety zone and entry into this area will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or other designated representative. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 9, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2014–0183.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a Special Local Regulation for the ‘‘Swim the Loop/Motts Channel Sprint’’ swim event, to be held on the waters adjacent to and surrounding Harbor Island in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway within 550 yards north and south of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, during the swim event. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 9, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2014–0200.)

PROPOSED RULE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to withdraw any prior determination or presumption, for the 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) and the 1997 fine particle (PM2.5) NAAQS, that compliance with the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) or the NOXSIP Call automatically constitutes reasonably available control technology (RACT) or reasonably available control measures (RACM) for oxides of nitrogen (NOX) or sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from electric generating unit (EGU) sources participating in these regional cap-and-trade programs. Comments must be received on or before July 9, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number EPA–HQ–OAR–2009–0897.)

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013–11–05 for Bell Model 214B, 214B–1, and 214ST helicopters with certain tail rotor hanger bearings (bearing) installed. AD 2013–11–05 required inspecting the bearing to determine whether an incorrectly manufactured seal material is installed on the bearing. This new AD retains the repetitive inspection of the bearings and also requires replacing the defective bearings. This AD was prompted by a report that certain bearings were manufactured with an incorrect seal material that does not meet Bell specifications. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the bearing and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD is effective July 14, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: NMFS proposes under the Tuna Conventions Act to implement a resolution of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) intended to conserve whale sharks (Rhincodon typhus) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO). This proposed rule, if adopted, would prohibit setting a purse seine net on a whale shark, and would require certain measures to protect whale sharks in the event that a whale shark is encircled in a purse seine net. This proposed rulemaking is necessary for the United States to satisfy its obligations as a member of the IATTC. Comments must be submitted in writing by June 30, 2014. A public hearing will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PST, June 11, 2014 in Long Beach, CA. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number NOAA–NMFS–2013–0118. The public is welcome to attend a public hearing and offer comments on this proposed rule from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PST, June 11, 2014 at 501 W. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802.)

 

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