Drawbridge Operation Regulation: Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, Iowa, Activity Identifier; Repair and Maintenance, 66543 [E8-26671]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 218 / Monday, November 10, 2008 / Rules and Regulations This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. on December 31, 2008, to 5 a.m. on January 2, 2009. DATES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 1090 and are available online at www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or copying at two locations: the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, and the Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District, Federal Building, 1st Floor, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704–5004 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. ADDRESSES: Dated: October 30, 2008. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–26673 Filed 11–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2008–1046] Drawbridge Operation Regulation: Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, Iowa, Activity Identifier; Repair and Maintenance FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. The Norfolk Southern Corporation, who owns and operates this single-leaf bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.997(e) to facilitate structural repairs. The Norfolk Southern #7 Bridge, at AIWW mile 5.8, across the Elizabeth River (Southern Branch) in Chesapeake, VA, has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 7 feet above mean high water. To facilitate replacement of curved tread plates on the curved segmental girders of the lift span, the drawbridge will be maintained in the closed-tonavigation position from 5 a.m. on December 31, 2008, until and including 5 a.m. on January 2, 2009. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the opening restrictions of the draw span to minimize transiting delays caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. SUMMARY: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow time for performing needed maintenance and repairs to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 12:01 a.m., December 15, 2008 until 9 a.m., March 15, 2009. DATES: This temporary deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m., December 15, 2008 until 9 a.m., March 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 1046 and are available online at www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or copying at two locations: The Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, and the Robert A. Young Federal Building, Room 2.107F, 1222 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63103–2832, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FUTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call Roger K. Wiebusch, Bridge Administrator, (314) 269–2378. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. If you have questions on this notice, call Mr. Bill H. Brazier, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398–6422. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:24 Nov 07, 2008 Jkt 217001 AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 66543 The Union Pacific Railroad Company requested a temporary deviation for the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given in order to facilitate needed bridge maintenance and repairs. The Clinton Railroad Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that drawbridges shall open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request to open is given in accordance with the subpart. In order to facilitate the needed bridge work, the drawbridge must be kept in the closed-to-navigation position. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 12:01 a.m., December 15, 2008 until 9 a.m., March 15, 2009. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Upper Mississippi River. The Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, in the closed-to-navigation position, provides a vertical clearance of 18.7 feet above normal pool. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 15, 2008. Roger K. Wiebusch, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. E8–26671 Filed 11–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 4 RIN 2900–AH43 Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Eye Department of Veterans Affairs. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities (Rating Schedule) by updating the portion of the schedule that addresses disabilities of the eye. These amendments ensure that the schedule uses current medical terminology, provides unambiguous criteria for evaluating disabilities, and E:\FR\FM\10NOR1.SGM 10NOR1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 218 (Monday, November 10, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 66543]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26671]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2008-1046]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation: Upper Mississippi River, 
Clinton, Iowa, Activity Identifier; Repair and Maintenance

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 
518.0, at Clinton, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow time for 
performing needed maintenance and repairs to the bridge. This deviation 
allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice 
is given from 12:01 a.m., December 15, 2008 until 9 a.m., March 15, 
2009.

DATES: This temporary deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m., December 
15, 2008 until 9 a.m., March 15, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2008-1046 and are available online 
at www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or 
copying at two locations: The Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-
140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, and the 
Robert A. Young Federal Building, Room 2.107F, 1222 Spruce Street, St. 
Louis, MO 63103-2832, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FUTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, 
call Roger K. Wiebusch, Bridge Administrator, (314) 269-2378. If you 
have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Union Pacific Railroad Company requested 
a temporary deviation for the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, across the 
Upper Mississippi, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa to open on signal if at 
least 24 hours advance notice is given in order to facilitate needed 
bridge maintenance and repairs. The Clinton Railroad Drawbridge 
currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the 
general requirement that drawbridges shall open promptly and fully for 
the passage of vessels when a request to open is given in accordance 
with the subpart. In order to facilitate the needed bridge work, the 
drawbridge must be kept in the closed-to-navigation position. This 
deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours 
advance notice is given from 12:01 a.m., December 15, 2008 until 9 
a.m., March 15, 2009.
    There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section 
of the Upper Mississippi River.
    The Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, in the closed-to-navigation 
position, provides a vertical clearance of 18.7 feet above normal pool. 
Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and 
recreational watercraft. This temporary deviation has been coordinated 
with waterway users. No objections were received.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to 
its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated 
time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: October 15, 2008.
Roger K. Wiebusch,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. E8-26671 Filed 11-7-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-15-P