Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old Brazos River, Freeport, Brazoria County, TX, 76298 [2011-31331]

Download as PDF 76298 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 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 email Mr. Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil, or telephone (212) 668–7165. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Amtrak Pelham Bay Railroad Bridge, across the Hutchinson River at mile 0.5, at the Bronx, New York, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 8 feet at mean high water and 15 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.5 and 33 CFR 117.793. The waterway users are mostly commercial operators. The owner of the bridge, National Railroad Passenger Company (Amtrak), requested a temporary deviation from the regulations to facilitate scheduled maintenance, replace pinion shaft bushings, at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation the Amtrak Pelham Bay Railroad Bridge may remain in the closed position from 10 p.m. on December 2, 2011 through 4 a.m. on December 5, 2011. In the event of inclement weather the bridge closure rain date will be from 10 p.m. on December 9, 2011 through 4 a.m. on December 12, 2011. The commercial users were notified. No objections were received. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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: November 16, 2011. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–31329 Filed 12–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–1053] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old Brazos River, Freeport, Brazoria County, TX AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Dec 06, 2011 Jkt 226001 Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. ACTION: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad Swing Span Bridge across the Old Brazos River, mile 4.4, at Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for four days to replace lift cables. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. December 16 through 6 p.m. December 19, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 1053 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–1053 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 email Jim Wetherington, Bridge Management Specialist, Eighth Coast Guard District, Bridge Administration Branch, telephone (504) 671–2128, email: 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 Union Pacific Railroad Company has requested a temporary deviation from the published regulation for the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge across the Old Brazos River in 33 CFR 117.975 which states: The draw of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, mile 4.4 at Freeport, shall be maintained in the fully open position, except for the crossing of trains or for maintenance. The requested deviation will allow the bridge to remain closed to marine traffic from 6 a.m. December 16 through 6 p.m. December 19, 2011. The clearance in the closed-to-navigation position is 10.67 feet above mean sea level (MSL). This deviation will allow the lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position in order for the cables to be replaced and re-tensioned. This work is necessary due to an ongoing bridge modification project, authorized by Coast Guard Bridge Permit Amendment P (7a–09–8) dated SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 September 14, 2010. The project involves the replacement of the old swing span with the current vertical lift span. Vessel traffic at the bridge site consists of commercial fishing vessels, commercial dive boats and recreational boats. There are no alternate routes. During the closure times, the process for tensioning the cables will allow the bridge to be able to open for emergencies and occasionally for the passage of vessels once the new cables are in place and being tensioned. Current waterway users above the bridge are aware of the closure and have not objected to this time period. Vessels that do not require an opening can pass at any time. 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 periods. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: November 21, 2011. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–31331 Filed 12–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–1071] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; New Rochelle Harbor, New Rochelle, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Glen Island Bridge, mile 0.8, across New Rochelle Harbor at New Rochelle, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge rehabilitation repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate bridge rehabilitation. DATES: This deviation is effective from December 5, 2011 through March 30, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 1071 and are available online at http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–1071 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07DER1.SGM 07DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2011-1053]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old Brazos River, Freeport, 
Brazoria County, 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 Swing Span Bridge across the Old Brazos River, 
mile 4.4, at Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas. This deviation allows 
the bridge to remain closed to navigation for four days to replace lift 
cables.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. December 16 through 6 
p.m. December 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-1053 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-1053 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 email Jim Wetherington, Bridge Management Specialist, Eighth 
Coast Guard District, Bridge Administration Branch, telephone (504) 
671-2128, email: 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 Union Pacific Railroad Company has 
requested a temporary deviation from the published regulation for the 
Union Pacific Railroad Bridge across the Old Brazos River in 33 CFR 
117.975 which states: The draw of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, 
mile 4.4 at Freeport, shall be maintained in the fully open position, 
except for the crossing of trains or for maintenance.
    The requested deviation will allow the bridge to remain closed to 
marine traffic from 6 a.m. December 16 through 6 p.m. December 19, 
2011. The clearance in the closed-to-navigation position is 10.67 feet 
above mean sea level (MSL).
    This deviation will allow the lift span of the bridge to remain in 
the closed-to-navigation position in order for the cables to be 
replaced and re-tensioned. This work is necessary due to an ongoing 
bridge modification project, authorized by Coast Guard Bridge Permit 
Amendment P (7a-09-8) dated September 14, 2010. The project involves 
the replacement of the old swing span with the current vertical lift 
span.
    Vessel traffic at the bridge site consists of commercial fishing 
vessels, commercial dive boats and recreational boats. There are no 
alternate routes. During the closure times, the process for tensioning 
the cables will allow the bridge to be able to open for emergencies and 
occasionally for the passage of vessels once the new cables are in 
place and being tensioned. Current waterway users above the bridge are 
aware of the closure and have not objected to this time period. Vessels 
that do not require an opening can pass at any time.
    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 periods. This deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: November 21, 2011.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-31331 Filed 12-6-11; 8:45 am]
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