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Federal Register Highlights – 2/12/15

February 12, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for February 12, 2015:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the draw of the CSX Railroad Bridge, across Curtis Creek, mile 1.3, Baltimore, MD. This temporary deviation allows the swing bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position to facilitate railway tie replacement on the CSX Railroad swing bridge. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on February 23, 2015 to 4 p.m. on March 20, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Route 50 Bridge, over Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, mile 0.5 at Ocean City, MD. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the 10th annual ‘‘Island 2 Island’’ Half Marathon. This deviation allows the Harry Kelly Bridge to remain in the closed position for the duration of the event. This deviation is effective 8 a.m. on May 2, 2015, to 10:30 a.m. on May 2, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Fremont Bridge, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 2.6, at Seattle, WA. The Fremont Bridge is a double leaf bascule bridge. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to operate in single leaf mode while work crews conducting bridge painting are onsite. This deviation allows a double leaf opening with a five hour advance notice. For all other openings, one half of the bridge will remain in the closed position while reducing the vertical clearance of the non-operating span by four feet to account for the installation of a moveable platform underneath the bridge. This deviation is effective without actual notice from February 12, 2015 until May 1, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is modifying the effective date of a published temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Washington State Route 529 (SR 529) twin bridge south bound across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6, at Everett, WA. The modification of the date is necessary to further facilitate mechanical adjustment of newly installed bridge joints. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed to navigation position for four weeks. The deviation published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2014 (79 FR 68365) is  effective without actual notice from February 12, 2015 to 11 p.m. on March 4, 2015. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 7 a.m. on February 2, 2015, until February 12, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the date of the special local regulation on the navigable waters of Mission Bay,  San Diego, California in support of the annual San Diego Crew Classic rowing race. This temporary interim rule adjusts the dates for the established special local regulations. This temporary interim rule provides public notice of the changed date and is necessary to ensure the safety of  participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Unauthorized persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within the special local regulations unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), or his designated representative. The Coast Guard requests public comments on the temporary interim rule. This rule is effective from March 15, 2015 through April 15, 2015. This rule will be enforced from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. March 28, 2015 and from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on March 29, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: NMFS issues a proposed rule that would implement Amendment 45 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP). If approved, Amendment 45 would establish, for a limited period of time, a process for NMFS to permanently remove Pacific cod catch limits, known as sideboard limits, which are applicable to certain hook-and-line catcher/processors in the Central and Western Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Regulatory Areas. This action would authorize NMFS to remove these Pacific cod sideboard limits in the Central and/or Western GOA if all eligible participants in the hook-andline catcher/processor sector in a regulatory area sign and submit a request that NMFS remove the sideboard limit. Each eligible participant would be required to submit the request to NMFS within 1 year of the date of publication of a final rule implementing Amendment 45, if it is approved by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary). This action is necessary to provide participants in the Central and Western GOA hook-and-line catcher/processor sectors with an opportunity to cooperatively coordinate harvests of Pacific cod through private arrangement to the participants’ mutual benefit, which would remove the need for sideboard limits in these regulatory areas. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the Crab FMP, and other applicable laws. Submit comments on or before March 16, 2015. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number NOAA-NMFS-2013-0133. Commenting page was not available at the time of this posting.)

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