Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Boeuf, Amelia, LA, 69564 [2012-28128]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with 69564 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Rules and Regulations completion of the new SR 509, the Murray Morgan Bridge connection between Northeast Tacoma and downtown was severed due to roadway reconfiguration, resulting in traffic volumes dropping dramatically; therefore, the bridge no longer conveys high volumes of traffic during the morning and afternoon rush hours. The third change being tested in this deviation is principally administrative and changes the contact information for emergency bridge openings. The existing regulation states ‘‘In emergencies, openings shall be made as soon as possible upon notification to the Washington State Department of Transportation.’’ The change being tested in this deviation requires notification for emergency opening to be made to the City of Tacoma. The reason for this change is because Washington State turned over ownership and responsibility of the bridge to the City of Tacoma on January 6, 1998. Under this temporary deviation the bridge will operate as follows. The draw of the Murray Morgan Bridge, also known as the South 11th Street Bridge, across Thea Foss Waterway, previously known as City Waterway, mile 0.6, at Tacoma, shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is given. However, to obtain a bridge opening between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. notification must be made to the City of Tacoma by 8 p.m. In emergencies, openings shall be made as soon as possible upon notification to the City of Tacoma. The Murray Morgan Bridge is a vertical lift bridge which provides a vertical clearance of 60 feet above mean high water. Vessels which do not require a bridge opening may continue to transit beneath the bridge at any time. The Coast Guard has issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) under docket number USCG–2012–0911 to receive comments on these changes. Comments can be submitted for this deviation or for the NPRM by following procedures outlined in the SUBMITTING COMMENTS section above. 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 2, 2012. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–28129 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:35 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0979] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Boeuf, Amelia, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company swing span bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to complete scheduled repairs necessitated by a bridge allision. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for sixteen consecutive hours. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0979 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0979 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 Branch Office, Coast Guard; 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 BNSF Railway Company has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the swing span railroad bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The bridge provides no vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation position. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the bridge currently opens on signal for the passage of vessels. This deviation allows the vertical lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 position from 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012. The closure is necessary in order to change out a shaft and reducer gear damaged during a bridge allision earlier this year. 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. Navigation at the site of the bridge consists mainly of tows with barges and some recreational pleasure craft. Due to prior experience, as well as coordination with waterway users, it has been determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on these vessels. An alternate route is available by using the GIWW, Morgan City to Port Allen Alternate Route. 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: November 6, 2012. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–28128 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 64 [Docket ID FEMA–2012–0003; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–8257] Suspension of Community Eligibility Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. Also, information identifying the current participation SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20NOR1.SGM 20NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0979]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Boeuf, Amelia, LA

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 Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) 
Railway Company swing span bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at 
Amelia, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to 
complete scheduled repairs necessitated by a bridge allision. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation 
position for sixteen consecutive hours.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. on 
Thursday, December 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-0979 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0979 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 Branch Office, Coast Guard; 
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 BNSF Railway Company has requested a 
temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the swing span 
railroad bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary 
Parish, Louisiana. The bridge provides no vertical clearance in the 
closed-to-navigation position.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the bridge currently opens on 
signal for the passage of vessels. This deviation allows the vertical 
lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position 
from 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012.
    The closure is necessary in order to change out a shaft and reducer 
gear damaged during a bridge allision earlier this year. 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.
    Navigation at the site of the bridge consists mainly of tows with 
barges and some recreational pleasure craft. Due to prior experience, 
as well as coordination with waterway users, it has been determined 
that this closure will not have a significant effect on these vessels. 
An alternate route is available by using the GIWW, Morgan City to Port 
Allen Alternate Route.
    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: November 6, 2012.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-28128 Filed 11-19-12; 8:45 am]
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