Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pass Manchac, LA, 18479 [2013-06985]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / Rules and Regulations bridges’ operational status via the construction contractor performing the maintenance as well as via the Coast Guard Notice to Mariners publication and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as appropriate. The bridges will not be able to open during this maintenance activity because the lifting mechanisms will be inoperable. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges must return to their 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: March 14, 2013. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–07002 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0159] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pass Manchac, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Canadian National (CN) Railroad automated bascule span drawbridge across Pass Manchac, mile 6.7, at Manchac, between St. John and Tangipahoa Parishes, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to upgrade the electrical drive system and replace the seals on the gear drive unit that operates the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for six hours on two consecutive days. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on April 10, 2013, until 2 p.m. April 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0159] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 18479 DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Dated: March 14, 2013. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. If you have questions on this temporary deviation, 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 Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. [FR Doc. 2013–06985 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The CN Railroad has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the automated bascule Span Bridge across Pass Manchac, mile 6.7, at Manchac, between St. John and Tangipahoa Parishes, Louisiana. The bridge has a vertical clearance of eight feet above mean high water, elevation 1.82 feet above Mean Sea Level in the closed-to-navigation position. Vessels requiring a clearance of less than eight feet may transit beneath the bridge during maintenance operations. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.484, the bridge is not tended and is therefore automated. These operations are described in 33 CFR 117.484. Currently, the bridge remains open until the passage of a train at which time it closes to allow the train to pass. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on both Wednesday, April 10, 2013, and Thursday, April 11, 2013. At all other times, the bridge will operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.484. The closure is necessary to upgrade the electrical drive system and replace the seals on the gear drive unit that operates the bridge. This work is essential for the continued operation of the bridge. 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 on the waterway consists of small tugs with and without tows, commercial vessels, and recreational craft, including sailboats. Coordination between the Coast Guard and the waterway users determined that there should not be any significant effects on these vessels. The bridge will be unable to open during these repairs and no alternate route is available. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0149] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon) bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to ensure the safety of pedestrians as they run across the bridge for the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position continuously during the event. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0149] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 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 temporary deviation, call or email Donna Gagliano, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard, telephone (504) 671–2128, email Donna.Gagliano@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The bridge owner approved the request for the closure of the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon E:\FR\FM\27MRR1.SGM 27MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-06985]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0159]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pass Manchac, LA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
regulation governing the operation of the Canadian National (CN) 
Railroad automated bascule span drawbridge across Pass Manchac, mile 
6.7, at Manchac, between St. John and Tangipahoa Parishes, Louisiana. 
The deviation is necessary to upgrade the electrical drive system and 
replace the seals on the gear drive unit that operates the bridge. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for six 
hours on two consecutive days.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on April 10, 2013, until 
2 p.m. April 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0159] is available 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ``SEARCH'' 
box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open Docket Folder on the line 
associated with this deviation. You may also visit the Docket 
Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
Department of Transportation West Building, 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 
temporary deviation, 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 Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CN Railroad has requested a temporary 
deviation from the operating schedule for the automated bascule Span 
Bridge across Pass Manchac, mile 6.7, at Manchac, between St. John and 
Tangipahoa Parishes, Louisiana. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 
eight feet above mean high water, elevation 1.82 feet above Mean Sea 
Level in the closed-to-navigation position. Vessels requiring a 
clearance of less than eight feet may transit beneath the bridge during 
maintenance operations.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.484, the bridge is not tended and is 
therefore automated. These operations are described in 33 CFR 117.484. 
Currently, the bridge remains open until the passage of a train at 
which time it closes to allow the train to pass. This deviation allows 
the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on 
both Wednesday, April 10, 2013, and Thursday, April 11, 2013. At all 
other times, the bridge will operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.484.
    The closure is necessary to upgrade the electrical drive system and 
replace the seals on the gear drive unit that operates the bridge. This 
work is essential for the continued operation of the bridge. 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 on the waterway consists of small tugs with and without 
tows, commercial vessels, and recreational craft, including sailboats. 
Coordination between the Coast Guard and the waterway users determined 
that there should not be any significant effects on these vessels. The 
bridge will be unable to open during these repairs and no alternate 
route is available.
    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: March 14, 2013.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-06985 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]
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