Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Neches River, Beaumont, TX, 29020 [2013-11827]

Download as PDF 29020 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 96 / Friday, May 17, 2013 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0360] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Neches River, Beaumont, TX Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Kansas City Southern vertical lift span bridge across the Neches River, mile 19.5, at Beaumont, Texas. The deviation is necessary to replace the north vertical lift joints on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for twelve consecutive hours. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0360] 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 Kay Wade, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email Kay.B.Wade@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Kansas City Southern Railroad has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the vertical lift span bridge across the Neches River at mile 19.5 in Beaumont, Texas. The vertical clearance of the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position is 13 feet above Mean High Water and 140 feet above Mean High Water in the open-tonavigation position. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.971, the vertical lift span of the bridge is automated and normally not manned but will open on signal for the passage wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:13 May 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 of vessels. This deviation allows the vertical lift span of the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. The closure is necessary in order to replace the north vertical lift joints on the bridge, which allow the bridge to be raised. This maintenance 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 commercial and recreational fishing vessels, small to medium crew boats, and small tugs with and without tows. No alternate routes are available for the passage of vessels; however, the closure was coordinated with waterway interests who have indicated that they will be able to adjust their operations around the proposed work schedule. Small vessels may pass under the bridge while in the closed-to-navigation position provided caution is exercised. The bridge will be able to open manually in the event of an emergency, but it will take about one hour to do so. Due to prior experience and coordination with waterway users, it has been determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on vessels that use the waterway. 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: May 7, 2013. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–11827 Filed 5–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0075] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Tennessee River, Mile 463.5 to 464.5; Chattanooga, TN Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 463.5 and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 This rule is effective from 10:30 p.m. until midnight on June 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2013–0075]. 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 temporary rule, call Petty Officer James Alter, Marine Safety Detachment Nashville, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (615) 736– 5421, email James.R.Alter@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: DATES: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Regulatory History and Information DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ACTION: ending at mile marker 464.5, extending bank to bank. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the Riverbend Festival fireworks. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated representative. Sfmt 4700 The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because it is impracticable. Due to the need for immediate action, the restriction of vessel traffic is necessary to protect life, property and the environment; E:\FR\FM\17MYR1.SGM 17MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 96 (Friday, May 17, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0360]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Neches River, Beaumont, TX

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 Kansas City Southern vertical lift 
span bridge across the Neches River, mile 19.5, at Beaumont, Texas. The 
deviation is necessary to replace the north vertical lift joints on the 
bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation 
for twelve consecutive hours.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. on 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0360] 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 Kay Wade, Bridge Administration 
Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504-671-2128, email Kay.B.Wade@uscg.mil. 
If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, 
Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Kansas City Southern Railroad has 
requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the 
vertical lift span bridge across the Neches River at mile 19.5 in 
Beaumont, Texas. The vertical clearance of the bridge in the closed-to-
navigation position is 13 feet above Mean High Water and 140 feet above 
Mean High Water in the open-to-navigation position.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.971, the vertical lift span of the 
bridge is automated and normally not manned but will open on signal for 
the passage of vessels. This deviation allows the vertical lift span of 
the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
    The closure is necessary in order to replace the north vertical 
lift joints on the bridge, which allow the bridge to be raised. This 
maintenance 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 commercial and recreational 
fishing vessels, small to medium crew boats, and small tugs with and 
without tows. No alternate routes are available for the passage of 
vessels; however, the closure was coordinated with waterway interests 
who have indicated that they will be able to adjust their operations 
around the proposed work schedule. Small vessels may pass under the 
bridge while in the closed-to-navigation position provided caution is 
exercised.
    The bridge will be able to open manually in the event of an 
emergency, but it will take about one hour to do so.
    Due to prior experience and coordination with waterway users, it 
has been determined that this closure will not have a significant 
effect on vessels that use the waterway.
    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: May 7, 2013.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-11827 Filed 5-16-13; 8:45 am]
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