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Federal Register Highlights – 11/3/16

November 7, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for November 3, 2016:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge across the Harlem River, mile 7.9, New York City, New York. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform a test of the submarine cables at the bridge. This deviation is effective from 10 p.m. on December 9, 2016 to 7 a.m. on December 11, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Canadian National (CN) Railroad automated bascule span drawbridge across Pass Manchac, mile 6.7 at Manchac, between St. John and Tangipahoa Parishes, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to accommodate bridge repair work essential for the continued operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for eight hours on three consecutive days, allowing vessels to pass with a one-hour advance notice. This deviation is effective from November 15, 2016 through November 17, 2016 from 5 a.m. through 2 p.m.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Arkansas River beginning at mile marker 118.6 and ending at mile marker 119.6. The safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with the demolition of the Broadway Bridge. This rulemaking prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone area during certain operations unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Memphis or a designated representative. This rule is effective without actual notice from November 3, 2016 until 10 p.m. on December 1, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from catcher vessels using trawl gear and American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher processors (C/Ps) to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear, C/Ps using hook-and-line gear, and Amendment 80 (A80) C/Ps in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2016 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific cod to be harvested. Effective upon November 2, 2016 through 2400 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2016.

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