Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA, 69759 [2012-28282]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES issuing Order No. 679, the Commission believes that it is appropriate and in the public interest to evaluate the impacts of its incentives policy and give guidance as to how the Commission will implement that incentives policy going forward. In order to further the mandate of FPA section 219 and encourage transmission investment in the future, the Commission will continue to monitor its incentives policy and may identify new policy issues, trends, and developments in transmission investment that may warrant modifications to the Commission’s incentives policy. As part of this effort, the Commission will continually assess measures to further transparency in its incentives policy and the impacts of that policy on consumers. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–1002] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA 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 Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner IV. Document Availability time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe 32. In addition to publishing the full operation of the drawbridge. text of this document in the Federal Maintenance is scheduled in the winter Register, the Commission provides all when there is less impact on navigation, interested persons an opportunity to instead of scheduling work in the view and/or print the contents of this summer, when river traffic increases. document via the Internet through This deviation allows the bridge to open FERC’s Home Page (http://www.ferc.gov) on signal if at least 24 hours advance and in FERC’s Public Reference Room notice is given. during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. DATES: This deviation is effective from to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time) at 888 First 7 a.m., December 16, 2012, to 7 a.m. Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC March 4, 2013. 20426. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in 33. From FERC’s Home Page on the this preamble as being available in the Internet, this information is available on docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 1002 and are available online by going eLibrary. The full text of this document to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting is available on eLibrary in PDF and USCG–2012–1002 in the ‘‘Search’’ box Microsoft Word format for viewing, printing, and/or downloading. To access and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. They are also available for inspection or copying this document in eLibrary, type the at the Docket Management Facility (M– docket number excluding the last three 30), U.S. Department of Transportation, digits of this document in the docket West Building Ground Floor, Room number field. W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 34. User assistance is available for Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. eLibrary and the FERC’s Web site during and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, normal business hours from FERC except Federal holidays. Online Support at 202–502–6652 (toll FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If free at 1–866–208–3676) or email at you have questions on this rule, call or ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or the email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Public Reference Room at (202) 502– Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast 8371, TTY (202) 502–8659. Email the Guard; telephone 314–269–2378, email Public Reference Room at Eric.Washburn@uscg.mil. If you have public.referenceroom@ferc.gov. questions on viewing the docket, call By the Commission. Commissioner Clark is Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– not participating. 9826. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Deputy Secretary. Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad [FR Doc. 2012–28231 Filed 11–20–12; 8:45 am] requested a temporary deviation for the BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa, to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given in order to facilitate needed VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 69759 bridge maintenance and repairs. The Rock Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that drawbridges must open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request to open is given in accordance with the subpart. In order to facilitate the needed bridge work, the drawbridge must be kept in the closed-to-navigation position. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 7 a.m. December 16, 2012 until 7 a.m., March 4, 2013. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Upper Mississippi River. The Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge, in the closed-to-navigation position, provides a vertical clearance of 19.9 feet above normal pool. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft. The drawbridge will open if at least 24-hours advance notice is given. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: November 8, 2012. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2012–28282 Filed 11–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0937] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, La Crosse, WI Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Canadian Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Black River at Mile 1.0 near La Crosse, Wisconsin. The drawspan shall immediately open upon demand once the vessel requiring an opening establishes contact with the remote operator located in Minneapolis, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NOR1.SGM 21NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 21, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-28282]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-1002]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, 
Dubuque, IA

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 Illinois Central Railroad 
Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, 
Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to 
perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe 
operation of the drawbridge. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter 
when there is less impact on navigation, instead of scheduling work in 
the summer, when river traffic increases. This deviation allows the 
bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m., December 16, 2012, to 7 
a.m. March 4, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-1002 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-1002 in the 
``Search'' 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 Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, 
Coast Guard; telephone 314-269-2378, email Eric.Washburn@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 Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad 
requested a temporary deviation for the Illinois Central Railroad 
Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, 
Iowa, to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given in 
order to facilitate needed bridge maintenance and repairs. The Rock 
Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge currently operates in accordance 
with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that 
drawbridges must open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels 
when a request to open is given in accordance with the subpart. In 
order to facilitate the needed bridge work, the drawbridge must be kept 
in the closed-to-navigation position. This deviation allows the bridge 
to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 7 
a.m. December 16, 2012 until 7 a.m., March 4, 2013.
    There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section 
of the Upper Mississippi River.
    The Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge, in the closed-to-
navigation position, provides a vertical clearance of 19.9 feet above 
normal pool. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of 
commercial tows and recreational watercraft. The drawbridge will open 
if at least 24-hours advance notice is given. This temporary deviation 
has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to 
its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective 
period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating 
regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: November 8, 2012.
Eric A. Washburn,
Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers.
[FR Doc. 2012-28282 Filed 11-20-12; 8:45 am]
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