Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL, 419-420 [2011-33819]

Download as PDF 419 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 3 Thursday, January 5, 2012 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–1066] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Paintersville, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Paintersville Drawbridge across Sacramento River, mile 33.4, at Paintersville, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow California Department of Transportation to paint and perform routine maintenance on the drawbridge. This deviation allows single leaf operation of the double leaf bascule style drawbridge during the project. SUMMARY: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m., January 6, 2012 to 6 p.m. on April 4, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of the docket USCG– 2011–1066 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–1066 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 emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:51 Jan 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 email David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone (510) 437–3516, email David.H.Sulouff@uscg.mil If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. The California Department of Transportation has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Paintersville Drawbridge, mile 33.4, over Sacramento River, at Paintersville, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 24 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw opens on signal from May 1 through October 31 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from November 1 through April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all other times the draw shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is given to the drawtender at the Rio Vista bridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8, as required by 33 CFR 117.189(a). Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. Either leaf of the double bascule drawspan may be secured in the closedto-navigation position from 7 a.m., January 6, 2012 to 6 p.m. on April 4, 2012, to allow Caltrans to conduct painting and maintenance on the bridge. The opposite leaf will continue to operate normally, providing unlimited vertical clearance and 77 feet horizontal clearance between leafs. A work platform will be installed below the secured leaf, reducing vertical clearance by 6 feet. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. 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: December 9, 2011. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–33769 Filed 1–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–1028] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Florida East Coast automated railroad bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 24.9, in Jacksonville, Florida. The regulation is set forth in 33 CFR 117.325(b). The deviation is necessary to enable the bridge owner to repair the bridge. This deviation will result in the bridge remaining closed to navigation during extensive periods of daylight hours. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on January 15, 2012 through 5 p.m. on March 29, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 1028 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–1028 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 Michael Lieberum, Seventh District Bridge Branch, Coast Guard; telephone (305) 415–6744, email Michael.B.Lieberum@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 bridge owner has determined that extensive repairs are required on the Florida East Coast automated railroad bridge over the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. This temporary deviation will enable SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JAR1.SGM 05JAR1 420 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 3 / Thursday, January 5, 2012 / Rules and Regulations the bridge owner to make necessary repairs to the bridge. The bridge provides a vertical clearance of 5 feet above mean high water in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 195 feet. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY The normal operating schedule for the bridge is set forth in 33 CFR 117.325(b). 33 CFR 117.325(b) states that the draw is normally in the fully open position, displaying flashing green lights to indicate that vessels may pass. When a train approaches, large signs on both the upstream and downstream sides of the bridge flash ‘‘Bridge Coming Down,’’ the lights go to flashing red, and siren signals sound. After an eight minute delay, the draw lowers and locks if there are no vessels under the draw. The draw remains down for a period of eight minutes or while the approach track circuit is occupied. After the train has cleared, the draw opens and the lights return to flashing green. [Docket No. USCG–2011–1139] Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 The deviation will be in effect from 8 a.m. on January 15, 2012 through 5 p.m. on March 29, 2012. As a result of this deviation, the Florida East Coast automated railroad bridge over the St. Johns River will remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. on January 15, 2012 through 5 p.m. on March 29, 2012. This deviation will affect all vessel traffic transiting under the bridge. Vessels may not pass underneath the bridge in closed position, and there are no alternate routes for vessel traffic. Due to the nature of the repair work, it would take a minimum of two hours to open in an emergency as the bridge would have to be rebalanced before it could open. 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: December 22, 2011. W.D. Baumgartner, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District. emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES [FR Doc. 2011–33819 Filed 1–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:51 Jan 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Corson Inlet, Stathmere, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander Fifth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Corson Inlet Bridge (County Route 619), across Corson Inlet, mile 0.9 in Strathmere, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the replacement of the steel railing. This deviation restricts operation of the draw span; no openings will be allowed during the course of the project, while the railings on the moveable span portion of the bridge are replaced. DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. on January 15, 2012 until 5 p.m. on February 15, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 1139 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–1139 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 Terrance Knowles, Environmental Protection Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District; telephone (757) 398–6587, email 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 Cape May County Bridge Commission, who owns and operates this bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.714 to facilitate the replacement of the bridge railings. Under the regular operating schedule, the bridge operates as follows: The draw shall open on signal; however, from October 1 through May 15 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on December 25 the draw need open only if at least two hours notice is provided. The Corson Inlet Bridge (CR–619) at mile 0.9, across Corson Inlet in Strathmere, NJ has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 15 feet above mean high water (MHW). Under this temporary deviation, the Corson Inlet Bridge will be closed to vessels requiring an opening, from 5 a.m. on January 15, 2012 to 5 p.m. on February 15, 2012. The drawbridge will not be able to open in the event of an emergency. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. Vessels have an alternate ocean route to the south through Townsends Inlet. Though the span will be closed for the project, the 15 feet of vertical navigation clearance will remain available throughout the project. Furthermore, the 50 feet of horizontal clearance will be reduced to 25 feet temporarily only if/ when barges are used beneath the span to facilitate this project. Historically, there were no vessel openings provided for the months of January through February in 2011. The Coast Guard has coordinated the restrictions with the Cape May County Bridge Commission/contractor and will inform the other users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact 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. Dated: December 22, 2011. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–33824 Filed 1–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\05JAR1.SGM 05JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2011-1028]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, 
FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
Florida East Coast automated railroad bridge across the St. Johns 
River, mile 24.9, in Jacksonville, Florida. The regulation is set forth 
in 33 CFR 117.325(b). The deviation is necessary to enable the bridge 
owner to repair the bridge. This deviation will result in the bridge 
remaining closed to navigation during extensive periods of daylight 
hours.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on January 15, 2012 
through 5 p.m. on March 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-1028 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-1028 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 Michael Lieberum, Seventh District Bridge Branch, Coast 
Guard; telephone (305) 415-6744, email Michael.B.Lieberum@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 bridge owner has determined that 
extensive repairs are required on the Florida East Coast automated 
railroad bridge over the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. This 
temporary deviation will enable

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the bridge owner to make necessary repairs to the bridge. The bridge 
provides a vertical clearance of 5 feet above mean high water in the 
closed position and a horizontal clearance of 195 feet.
    The normal operating schedule for the bridge is set forth in 33 CFR 
117.325(b). 33 CFR 117.325(b) states that the draw is normally in the 
fully open position, displaying flashing green lights to indicate that 
vessels may pass. When a train approaches, large signs on both the 
upstream and downstream sides of the bridge flash ``Bridge Coming 
Down,'' the lights go to flashing red, and siren signals sound. After 
an eight minute delay, the draw lowers and locks if there are no 
vessels under the draw. The draw remains down for a period of eight 
minutes or while the approach track circuit is occupied. After the 
train has cleared, the draw opens and the lights return to flashing 
green.
    The deviation will be in effect from 8 a.m. on January 15, 2012 
through 5 p.m. on March 29, 2012. As a result of this deviation, the 
Florida East Coast automated railroad bridge over the St. Johns River 
will remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and from 
12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. on 
January 15, 2012 through 5 p.m. on March 29, 2012. This deviation will 
affect all vessel traffic transiting under the bridge. Vessels may not 
pass underneath the bridge in closed position, and there are no 
alternate routes for vessel traffic. Due to the nature of the repair 
work, it would take a minimum of two hours to open in an emergency as 
the bridge would have to be rebalanced before it could open.
    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: December 22, 2011.
W.D. Baumgartner,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. 2011-33819 Filed 1-4-12; 8:45 am]
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