Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Shark River, Avon, NJ, 57022 [2012-22774]

Download as PDF 57022 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2012 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0854] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Shark River, Avon, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the draws of three bridges which operate as one unit, specifically, the S71 bridge, mile 0.8, the railroad bridge, mile 0.9, and the S35 bridge, mile 0.9, all of which are across the Shark River (South Channel), at Avon Township, NJ. This deviation is necessary to facilitate stringer replacement on the Shark River railroad bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the drawbridges, which operate in unison, to remain in the closed-to-navigation position on specific dates and times. DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 p.m. September 21, 2012 until 6:00 a.m. on September 24, 2012 and from 10 p.m. September 28, 2012 until 6:00 a.m. October 1, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket USCG–2012–0854 and are available online by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2012–0854 in the ‘‘Keywords’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. This material is also available for inspection or copying 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 Mr. Jim Rousseau, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398– 6557, email James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The New Jersey Transit, owner and operator of the Shark River Railroad Bridge across the Shark River (South Channel), mile 0.9, at Avon, NJ, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Sep 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 117.751, to accommodate stringer replacement for the Shark River Bridge. The Shark River Railroad Bridge across the Shark River, mile 0.9, is a bascule lift Bridge, in Avon Township, NJ, and has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 10 feet, above mean high water. Because the draw of the Shark River bridge operates in unison with the S71 bridge, mile 0.8, and the S35 bridge, mile 0.9, all across Shark River at Avon Township, NJ, the draws of these two bridges will also be restricted under this deviation. These bridges are also bascule lift bridges and have a vertical clearance of 13 and 10 feet respectively. The current schedule the Shark River Railroad Bascule Bridge operating regulations are set out in 33 CFR 117.751. Under normal operating conditions, the draws of S71 bridge, mile 0.8, the railroad bridge, mile 0.9, and the S35 bridge, mile 0.9, all at Avon, operate as one unit. Under this temporary deviation, the above mentioned drawbridges will be allowed to remain in the closed-tonavigation position for the half hour opening requests and only open on the hour from 11:00 p.m. Friday September 21, 2012 to 6:00 a.m. on Monday September 24, 2012 and Friday September 28, 2012 to 6:00 a.m. on Monday October 1, 2012 to accommodate stringer replacement. Vessels able to pass under the spans when closed may transit under the drawbridges while they are in the closed position. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution. The Coast Guard will inform mariners and other users of the waterway through local broadcast Notices to Mariners. These broadcasts will include information of the limited operating schedule for the drawbridge so that vessels can rearrange their transit in order to minimize any impacts caused by the temporary deviation. There are no alternate routes for vessels and the bridge will be able to open in the event of an emergency. 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: September 6, 2012. G.D. Case, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–22774 Filed 9–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0181] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Alabama River, AL Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the Meridian and Bigbee Railroad (MNBR) swing span bridge across the Alabama River at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Due to the infrequent requirement to open the bridge for the passage of vessels, the owner has requested a change allowing the bridge to open only on signal if at least 24-hours advanced notification is given. SUMMARY: DATES: This rule is effective October 17, 2012. Comments and related materials received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2012– 0181 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0181 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ This material is 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 final rule, call or email David Frank, Bridge Administration Branch; telephone 504– 671–2128, email David.M.Frank@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Table of Acronyms CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking § Section Symbol U.S.C. United States Code A. Regulatory History and Information On May 21, 2012, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) E:\FR\FM\17SER1.SGM 17SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0854]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Shark River, Avon, NJ

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the operation of the draws of three 
bridges which operate as one unit, specifically, the S71 bridge, mile 
0.8, the railroad bridge, mile 0.9, and the S35 bridge, mile 0.9, all 
of which are across the Shark River (South Channel), at Avon Township, 
NJ. This deviation is necessary to facilitate stringer replacement on 
the Shark River railroad bridge. This temporary deviation will allow 
the drawbridges, which operate in unison, to remain in the closed-to-
navigation position on specific dates and times.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 p.m. September 21, 2012 
until 6:00 a.m. on September 24, 2012 and from 10 p.m. September 28, 
2012 until 6:00 a.m. October 1, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket USCG-2012-0854 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0854 in the ``Keywords'' box, 
and then clicking ``Search''. This material is also available for 
inspection or copying 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 Mr. Jim Rousseau, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth 
Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398-6557, email 
James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the 
docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-
366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The New Jersey Transit, owner and operator 
of the Shark River Railroad Bridge across the Shark River (South 
Channel), mile 0.9, at Avon, NJ, has requested a temporary deviation 
from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.751, to 
accommodate stringer replacement for the Shark River Bridge.
    The Shark River Railroad Bridge across the Shark River, mile 0.9, 
is a bascule lift Bridge, in Avon Township, NJ, and has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position of 10 feet, above mean high water.
    Because the draw of the Shark River bridge operates in unison with 
the S71 bridge, mile 0.8, and the S35 bridge, mile 0.9, all across 
Shark River at Avon Township, NJ, the draws of these two bridges will 
also be restricted under this deviation. These bridges are also bascule 
lift bridges and have a vertical clearance of 13 and 10 feet 
respectively.
    The current schedule the Shark River Railroad Bascule Bridge 
operating regulations are set out in 33 CFR 117.751. Under normal 
operating conditions, the draws of S71 bridge, mile 0.8, the railroad 
bridge, mile 0.9, and the S35 bridge, mile 0.9, all at Avon, operate as 
one unit.
    Under this temporary deviation, the above mentioned drawbridges 
will be allowed to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for the 
half hour opening requests and only open on the hour from 11:00 p.m. 
Friday September 21, 2012 to 6:00 a.m. on Monday September 24, 2012 and 
Friday September 28, 2012 to 6:00 a.m. on Monday October 1, 2012 to 
accommodate stringer replacement.
    Vessels able to pass under the spans when closed may transit under 
the drawbridges while they are in the closed position. Mariners are 
advised to proceed with caution. The Coast Guard will inform mariners 
and other users of the waterway through local broadcast Notices to 
Mariners. These broadcasts will include information of the limited 
operating schedule for the drawbridge so that vessels can rearrange 
their transit in order to minimize any impacts caused by the temporary 
deviation. There are no alternate routes for vessels and the bridge 
will be able to open in the event of an emergency.
    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: September 6, 2012.
G.D. Case,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Fifth Coast Guard District.
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