Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Galveston, TX, 47737 [E6-13665]

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AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Galveston Causeway Railroad Bascule Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 357.2 west of Harvey Locks, at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. This deviation provides for two (2) three-hour closures to conduct scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2006. ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document are available for inspection or copying at the office of the Eighth Coast Guard District, Bridge Administration Branch, Hale Boggs Federal Building, Room 1313, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130–3310 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (504) 671–2128. The Bridge Administration Branch of the Eighth Coast Guard District maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:30 Aug 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Frank, Bridge Administration Branch, telephone (504) 671–2129. The Burlington Northern Railway Company has requested a temporary deviation in order to perform necessary maintenance on the rail joints of the Galveston Causeway Railroad Bascule Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 357.2 west of Harvey Locks, at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. The maintenance is essential for the continued safe operation of the railroad bridge. The bridge currently opens on signal in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5. This temporary deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2006. This temporary deviation was originally published to occur on Wednesday, August 16, 2006; however, Burlington Northern Railway Company has requested to reschedule to Tuesday, August 29, 2006. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 10 feet above mean high water in the closed-to-navigation position. Navigation at the site of the bridge consists mainly of tows with barges and some recreational pleasure craft. Due to prior experience, as well as coordination with waterway users, it has been determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on these vessels. No alternate routes are available. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(c), this work will be performed with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as soon as possible. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 8, 2006. Marcus Redford, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Purpose The limits of liability for oil removal costs and damages that result from discharges or substantial threats of discharge of oil from vessels, under OPA 90 (33 U.S.C. 2704), were amended by the enactment of the Delaware River Protection Act of 2006 (the Act), title VI of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–241). The purpose of this notice is— 1. To alert the public of the amended limits of liability for vessels; 2. To notify the public that existing Coast Guard regulations in 33 CFR part 138 entitled ‘‘Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels)’’ remain in effect until amended; and 3. To notify the public that a rulemaking project will be initiated to amend the regulations in 33 CFR part 138 to reflect the amended liability limits. The following table shows the original and amended limits of liability by vessel type: Limits of Liability Frm 00041 47737 E:\FR\FM\18AUR1.SGM 18AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[CGD08-06-027]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, 
Galveston, TX

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
Galveston Causeway Railroad Bascule Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal 
Waterway, mile 357.2 west of Harvey Locks, at Galveston, Galveston 
County, Texas. This deviation provides for two (2) three-hour closures 
to conduct scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 
August 29, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document are available for 
inspection or copying at the office of the Eighth Coast Guard District, 
Bridge Administration Branch, Hale Boggs Federal Building, Room 1313, 
500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-3310 between 7 a.m. 
and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The 
telephone number is (504) 671-2128. The Bridge Administration Branch of 
the Eighth Coast Guard District maintains the public docket for this 
temporary deviation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Frank, Bridge Administration 
Branch, telephone (504) 671-2129.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Burlington Northern Railway Company has 
requested a temporary deviation in order to perform necessary 
maintenance on the rail joints of the Galveston Causeway Railroad 
Bascule Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 357.2 west 
of Harvey Locks, at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. The maintenance 
is essential for the continued safe operation of the railroad bridge. 
The bridge currently opens on signal in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5. 
This temporary deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed-
to-navigation position from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 
4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2006. This temporary deviation was 
originally published to occur on Wednesday, August 16, 2006; however, 
Burlington Northern Railway Company has requested to reschedule to 
Tuesday, August 29, 2006.
    The bridge has a vertical clearance of 10 feet above mean high 
water in the closed-to-navigation position.
    Navigation at the site of the bridge consists mainly of tows with 
barges and some recreational pleasure craft. Due to prior experience, 
as well as coordination with waterway users, it has been determined 
that this closure will not have a significant effect on these vessels. 
No alternate routes are available.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(c), this work will be performed 
with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as 
soon as possible. This deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: August 8, 2006.
Marcus Redford,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. E6-13665 Filed 8-17-06; 8:45 am]
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