Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA, 23488-23489 [2013-09286]

Download as PDF 23488 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2013 / Rules and Regulations DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Dated: April 9, 2013. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator. If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Randall Overton, Bridge Administrator, Coast Guard Thirteenth District; telephone 206–220–7282, email Randall.D.Overton@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. [FR Doc. 2013–09282 Filed 4–18–13; 8:45 am] The Oregon Department of Transportation has requested that the I–5 Bridges across the Columbia River remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate heavier than normal roadway traffic volume associated with a fireworks show on July 4, 2013 near the bridges. The I–5 Bridges cross the Columbia River at mile 106.5 and provide three designated navigation channels with vertical clearances ranging from 39 to 72 feet above Columbia River Datum 0.0 while the lift spans are in the closed position. Vessels which do not require a bridge opening may continue to transit beneath the bridges during this closure period. Under normal operation the bridges operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.869, which states that the draws shall open on signal except that the draws need not open 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. This deviation period is from 9 p.m. on July 4, 2013 to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, 2013. The deviation allows the lift spans of the I–5 Bridges across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 9 p.m. on July 4, 2013 to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, 2013. The lift spans will be required to open, if needed, for vessels engaged in emergency response operations during this closure period. The bridge shall operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.869 at all other times. Waterway usage on this stretch of the Columbia River includes vessels ranging from commercial tug and tow vessels to recreational pleasure craft. Mariners will be notified and kept informed of the bridge’s operational status via the Coast Guard Notice to Mariners publication. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges must return to their 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. Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:06 Apr 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0219] Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 170 Centerville Turnpike Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 15.2, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate structural repairs to the superstructure of the SR 170 Centerville Turnpike Draw Bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the drawbridge to change the operating schedule on specific dates and times. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 a.m. on April 27, 2013 until 6 p.m. April 28, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0219] 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 Mr. Jim Rousseau, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard, telephone (757) 398–6557, email James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Chesapeake, who owns and operates this swing bridge, has requested a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.997(i), to facilitate structural repairs. Under the regular operating schedule, the S.R. 170 Centerville Turnpike Bridge, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal mile 15.2, at Chesapeake, VA shall open on signal at any time for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous materials. From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays: Need not open for the passage of recreational or commercial vessels that do not qualify; Need not open for commercial cargo vessels, including tug, and tug with tows, unless 2 hours advance notice has been given to the Centerville Turnpike Bridge at (757) 547–3632; and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw need only be opened on the hour and half hour. If any vessel is approaching the bridge and cannot reach the draw exactly on the hour or half hour, the draw tender may delay the opening ten minutes past the hour or half hour for the passage of the approaching vessel and any other vessels that are waiting to pass. It shall open on signal at all other times. The Centerville Turnpike Bridge has vertical clearances in the open and closed position of unlimited and 4 feet, above mean high water, respectively. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be operated under the following schedule to facilitate superstructure repairs, beginning at 9 a.m., on Saturday, April 27, 2013 and ending at 6 p.m., on Sunday, April 28, 2013, the drawbridge will open on signal every three hours on the following schedule: On Saturday, April 27th at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., and on Sunday, April 28th at midnight, 3 a.m., 6 a.m., 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; will open on signal for hazardous material vessels with a one-hour advance notice by calling (757–547–3632); and will open for an emergency as soon as safely possible. In case of inclement weather, the alternate dates will be rescheduled to weekend of May 4 and May 5, 2013. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway caters to a variety of vessels from tug and barge traffic to recreational vessels traveling from Florida to Maine. The Coast Guard has carefully coordinated the restrictions with commercial and recreational waterway users. Additionally, the Coast Guard will inform users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their E:\FR\FM\19APR1.SGM 19APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2013 / Rules and Regulations transits to minimize any impacts 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 effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: April 9, 2013. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–09286 Filed 4–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0087] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating regulation that governs the Tower Drawbridge across Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Capital City Classic Run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position during the event. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on April 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0087], 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 rule, call or 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 Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:06 Apr 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The California Department of Transportation has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Tower Drawbridge, mile 59.0, over Sacramento River, at Sacramento, CA. The Tower Drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 30 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, as required by 33 CFR 117.189(a). Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on April 21, 2013 to allow the community to participate in the Capital City Classic Run. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. There are no scheduled river boat cruises or anticipated levee maintenance during this deviation period. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels that can transit the bridge, while in the closed-to-navigation position, may continue to do so at any time. In the event of an emergency the drawspan can be opened without delay. 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: April 8, 2013. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–09287 Filed 4–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0085] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; V.I. Carnival Finale, St. Thomas Harbor; St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 23489 of St. Thomas Harbor in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands during the V.I. Carnival Finale, a firework display. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, and will entail a barge being positioned near the St. Thomas Harbor channel from which fireworks will be lit. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and the public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan. DATES: This rule is effective on April 27, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2013–0085. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to 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 rulemaking. 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 rule, call or email Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Cassisa, Sector San Juan Prevention Department, Coast Guard; telephone (787) 289–2073, email Anthony.J.Cassisa@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Regulatory History and Information The Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on March 14, 2013, in the Federal Register (78 FR 16208). The Coast Guard received no public comments in the docket and no requests for public meetings. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register because it is impracticable to do so. The Coast Guard did not receive information from the event sponsor early enough to both publish a NPRM E:\FR\FM\19APR1.SGM 19APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 76 (Friday, April 19, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 23488-23489]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09286]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0219]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, 
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA

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 
operating schedule that governs the SR 170 Centerville Turnpike Bridge, 
across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 15.2, Albemarle and 
Chesapeake Canal, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to 
facilitate structural repairs to the superstructure of the SR 170 
Centerville Turnpike Draw Bridge. This temporary deviation will allow 
the drawbridge to change the operating schedule on specific dates and 
times.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 a.m. on April 27, 2013 until 
6 p.m. April 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0219] 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 Mr. Jim Rousseau, Bridge 
Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard, telephone (757) 398-
6557, email James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Chesapeake, who owns and 
operates this swing bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from 
the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.997(i), to 
facilitate structural repairs.
    Under the regular operating schedule, the S.R. 170 Centerville 
Turnpike Bridge, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal mile 15.2, at 
Chesapeake, VA shall open on signal at any time for commercial vessels 
carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous materials. From 
6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays: Need not open for the passage of 
recreational or commercial vessels that do not qualify; Need not open 
for commercial cargo vessels, including tug, and tug with tows, unless 
2 hours advance notice has been given to the Centerville Turnpike 
Bridge at (757) 547-3632; and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw need only be opened on the 
hour and half hour. If any vessel is approaching the bridge and cannot 
reach the draw exactly on the hour or half hour, the draw tender may 
delay the opening ten minutes past the hour or half hour for the 
passage of the approaching vessel and any other vessels that are 
waiting to pass. It shall open on signal at all other times.
    The Centerville Turnpike Bridge has vertical clearances in the open 
and closed position of unlimited and 4 feet, above mean high water, 
respectively.
    Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be operated 
under the following schedule to facilitate superstructure repairs, 
beginning at 9 a.m., on Saturday, April 27, 2013 and ending at 6 p.m., 
on Sunday, April 28, 2013, the drawbridge will open on signal every 
three hours on the following schedule: On Saturday, April 27th at 9 
a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., and on Sunday, April 28th at 
midnight, 3 a.m., 6 a.m., 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; will open on 
signal for hazardous material vessels with a one-hour advance notice by 
calling (757-547-3632); and will open for an emergency as soon as 
safely possible. In case of inclement weather, the alternate dates will 
be rescheduled to weekend of May 4 and May 5, 2013.
    The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway caters to a variety of vessels 
from tug and barge traffic to recreational vessels traveling from 
Florida to Maine. The Coast Guard has carefully coordinated the 
restrictions with commercial and recreational waterway users. 
Additionally, the Coast Guard will inform users of the waterway through 
our Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the closure periods for 
the bridge so that vessels can arrange their

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transits to minimize any impacts 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 effective 
period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating 
regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: April 9, 2013.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-09286 Filed 4-18-13; 8:45 am]
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