Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, TX, 58210 [E9-27133]

Download as PDF 58210 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 217 / Thursday, November 12, 2009 / Rules and Regulations deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: October 23, 2009. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–27132 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket Number USCG–2009–0940] Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, TX Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Vertical Lift Span Bridge across the Victoria Barge Canal, mile 29.4 at Bloomington, Victoria County, Texas. The deviation is necessary to allow for replacement of the lift span motors. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 12 consecutive hours on November 17 and 18, 2009, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0940 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2009–0940 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ They are also available for inspection or copying at 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or e-mail Phil Johnson, Bridge Administration Branch, Eighth Coast Guard District; telephone 504–671– 2128, e-mail Philip.R.Johnson@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:02 Nov 10, 2009 Jkt 220001 The Victoria County Navigation District has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the UPRR Vertical Lift Span Bridge across the Victoria Barge Canal, mile 29.4 at Bloomington, Texas. The vertical lift bridge has a vertical clearance of 22 feet above high water in the closed-tonavigation position and 50 feet above high water in the open-to-navigation position. Presently, the bridge opens on signal for the passage of vessels. This deviation allows the draw span of the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 12 consecutive hours between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day on November 17 and 18, 2009. Navigation on the waterway consists mainly of tugs with tows. Due to prior experience and coordination with waterway users, it has been determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on these vessels. The vertical lift bridge has a vertical clearance of 22 feet above high water in the closed-to-navigation position and 50 feet above high water in the open-tonavigation position. No alternate routes are available. The closures are necessary to allow for replacement of the lift span motors on the bridge. As this work is proposed during hurricane season, the work may be postponed and rescheduled, should any tropical storms or hurricanes enter or develop in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard has coordinated the closures with the commercial users of the waterway. 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 19, 2009. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–27133 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket Number USCG–2009–0960] Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, TX Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUMMARY: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Vertical Lift Span Bridge across the Victoria Barge Canal, mile 29.4 at Bloomington, Victoria County, Texas. The deviation is necessary to allow for one phase of an on-going maintenance project to replace the lift span motors and brakes. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 12 consecutive hours on November 23 and 24, 2009, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0960 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2009–0960 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ They are also available for inspection or copying at 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or e-mail Phil Johnson, Bridge Administration Branch, Eighth Coast Guard District; telephone 504–671– 2128, e-mail Philip.R.Johnson@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Victoria County Navigation District has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the UPRR Vertical Lift Span Bridge across the Victoria Barge Canal, mile 29.4 at Bloomington, Texas. The vertical lift bridge has a vertical clearance of 22 feet above high water in the closed-tonavigation position and 50 feet above high water in the open-to-navigation position. Presently, the bridge opens on signal for the passage of vessels. This deviation allows the draw span of the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 12 consecutive hours between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day on November 23 and 24, 2009. Navigation on the waterway consists mainly of tugs with tows. Due to prior experience and coordination with waterway users, it has been determined that this closure will not E:\FR\FM\12NOR1.SGM 12NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 217 (Thursday, November 12, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 58210]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-27133]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket Number USCG-2009-0940]


Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Victoria Barge Canal, 
Bloomington, 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 
Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Vertical Lift Span Bridge across the 
Victoria Barge Canal, mile 29.4 at Bloomington, Victoria County, Texas. 
The deviation is necessary to allow for replacement of the lift span 
motors. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to 
navigation for 12 consecutive hours on November 17 and 18, 2009, from 7 
a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 
2009 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2009-0940 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2009-0940 in the 
``Keyword'' box and then clicking ``Search.'' They are also available 
for inspection or copying at 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or e-mail Phil Johnson, Bridge Administration Branch, Eighth Coast 
Guard District; telephone 504-671-2128, e-mail 
Philip.R.Johnson@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 
202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Victoria County Navigation District has 
requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the UPRR 
Vertical Lift Span Bridge across the Victoria Barge Canal, mile 29.4 at 
Bloomington, Texas. The vertical lift bridge has a vertical clearance 
of 22 feet above high water in the closed-to-navigation position and 50 
feet above high water in the open-to-navigation position.
    Presently, the bridge opens on signal for the passage of vessels. 
This deviation allows the draw span of the bridge to remain closed to 
navigation for 12 consecutive hours between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day 
on November 17 and 18, 2009. Navigation on the waterway consists mainly 
of tugs with tows. Due to prior experience and coordination with 
waterway users, it has been determined that this closure will not have 
a significant effect on these vessels.
    The vertical lift bridge has a vertical clearance of 22 feet above 
high water in the closed-to-navigation position and 50 feet above high 
water in the open-to-navigation position. No alternate routes are 
available. The closures are necessary to allow for replacement of the 
lift span motors on the bridge. As this work is proposed during 
hurricane season, the work may be postponed and rescheduled, should any 
tropical storms or hurricanes enter or develop in the Gulf of Mexico. 
The Coast Guard has coordinated the closures with the commercial users 
of the waterway.
    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 19, 2009.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. E9-27133 Filed 11-10-09; 8:45 am]
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