Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black Warrior River, Demopolis, Marengo County, AL, 39774 [2011-17106]

Download as PDF wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES_PART 1 39774 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2011 / Rules and Regulations to facilitate the inspection of the operational equipment. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. July 18, 2011 until 5 p.m. August 5, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0562 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0562 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 Terrance Knowles, Environmental Protection Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at telephone 757–398–6587, e-mail Terrance.A.Knowles@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 Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT), who owns and operates this bascule type drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.237(c) to facilitate the inspection of the operational equipment within the structure. The Third Street Bridge, at mile 2.3, across the Christina River in Wilmington, DE has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 14 feet above mean high water. Under the regular operating schedule the bridge opens on signal as required by 33 CFR 117.237(c). Under this temporary deviation, the Third Street Bridge will require two hours advance notice to open, each day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on July 18, 2011 until August 5, 2011. At all other times, the Third Street Bridge will open on signal. Vessels that can pass under the closed span may do so at all times. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Christina River. There are three vessels that travel through the bridge several times per week whose vertical clearance surpasses the closed bridge position, requiring an opening of the draw span. DELDOT has coordinated this replacement work with these three waterway users and the Coast Guard will inform the other users of the waterway through our Local and VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:26 Jul 06, 2011 Jkt 223001 Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impacts caused by the temporary deviation. The bridge may be delayed when opening for an emergency during the proposed equipment inspections. 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: June 23, 2011. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager. By direction of the Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–16953 Filed 7–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0564] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black Warrior River, Demopolis, Marengo County, AL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Yo-Yo vertical lift span bridge across the Black Warrior River, mile 219.0, at Demopolis, AL. The deviation is necessary for tie replacement and maintenance to be performed on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. and then from noon through 2:30 p.m. each day for 6 consecutive days. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2011 through 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0564 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0564 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions on this rule, call or e-mail Jim Wetherington, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, e-mail james.r.wetherington@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the vertical lift span bridge across the Black Warrior River, mile 219.0, in Demopolis, Marengo County, AL. The vertical clearance of the bridge in the closed-tonavigation position is 18 feet above Mean High Water. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the vertical lift span of the bridge shall open on signal for the passage of vessels. This deviation allows the vertical lift span of the bridge to remain closed to navigational traffic from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and from noon until 2:30 p.m. each day from Thursday, July 14, 2011 through 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. The closure is necessary to perform tie maintenance and replacement. This maintenance is essential for the continued operation of the bridge. Notices will be published in the Eighth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and will be broadcast via the Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners System. No Alternate routes are available for the passage of vessels; however, the closure was coordinated with waterway interests who have indicated that they will be able to adjust their operations around the proposed work schedule. Small vessels may pass under the bridge while in the closed-to-navigation position provided caution is exercised. Due to prior experience and coordination with waterway users, it has been determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on vessels that use 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: June 21, 2011. David M. Frank, Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2011–17106 Filed 7–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\07JYR1.SGM 07JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 39774]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17106]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY



Coast Guard



33 CFR Part 117



[Docket No. USCG-2011-0564]




Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black Warrior River, Demopolis, 

Marengo County, AL



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 

Yo-Yo vertical lift span bridge across the Black Warrior River, mile 

219.0, at Demopolis, AL. The deviation is necessary for tie replacement 

and maintenance to be performed on the bridge. This deviation allows 

the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. through 10:30 

a.m. and then from noon through 2:30 p.m. each day for 6 consecutive 

days.



DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 

2011 through 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011.



ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 

the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-0564 and are available online 

by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0564 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 Jim Wetherington, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast 

Guard; telephone 504-671-2128, e-mail james.r.wetherington@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 Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway has 

requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the 

vertical lift span bridge across the Black Warrior River, mile 219.0, 

in Demopolis, Marengo County, AL. The vertical clearance of the bridge 

in the closed-to-navigation position is 18 feet above Mean High Water.

    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the vertical lift span of the 

bridge shall open on signal for the passage of vessels. This deviation 

allows the vertical lift span of the bridge to remain closed to 

navigational traffic from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and from noon until 

2:30 p.m. each day from Thursday, July 14, 2011 through 2:30 p.m. on 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011. The closure is necessary to perform tie 

maintenance and replacement. This maintenance is essential for the 

continued operation of the bridge. Notices will be published in the 

Eighth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and will be 

broadcast via the Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners System.

    No Alternate routes are available for the passage of vessels; 

however, the closure was coordinated with waterway interests who have 

indicated that they will be able to adjust their operations around the 

proposed work schedule. Small vessels may pass under the bridge while 

in the closed-to-navigation position provided caution is exercised.

    Due to prior experience and coordination with waterway users, it 

has been determined that this closure will not have a significant 

effect on vessels that use 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: June 21, 2011.

David M. Frank,

Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, U.S. Coast Guard.

[FR Doc. 2011-17106 Filed 7-6-11; 8:45 am]

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