Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Beardstown, IL, 56609 [2013-22265]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 178 / Friday, September 13, 2013 / Rules and Regulations standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. (2) From December 16 through March 31, the draw need not open for the passage of vessel traffic. Dated: August 26, 2013. V.B. Gifford, Jr., Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Commander, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–22268 Filed 9–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 14. Environment Coast Guard We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have concluded that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This final rule simply promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2– 1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction. Under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this rule. 33 CFR Part 117 List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 117 as follows: PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Amend § 117.791 by removing paragraph (f) and revising paragraph (e) to read as follows: ■ § 117.791 Hudson River. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * (e) The draw of the highway bridge, mile 152.7, between Troy and Green Island, operates as follows: (1) From April 1 through December 15 the draw shall open on signal if at least a twenty four hour advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Sep 12, 2013 Jkt 229001 [Docket Number USCG–2013–0798] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Beardstown, IL 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 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge across the Illinois Waterway, mile 88.8, at Beardstown, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to install new conley rail components which can only be done when the bridge is in the closed-tonavigation position. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during two 12-hour periods. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., October 15 and October 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2013–0798, 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 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 Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 56609 The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company requested a temporary deviation for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad Bridge, mile 88.8, at Beardstown, Illinois across the Illinois Waterway. It has a vertical clearance of 19.6 feet above normal pool in the closed position. The BNSF Railroad Bridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.393(a) which requires that the bridge be maintained in the open-to-navigation position; closing only when a train needs to transit the bridge. The deviation period is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., October 15 and October 22, 2013 when the draw span will remain in the closed-to-navigation position. During these times the new conley rail components will be installed. The draw span will not be returned to its fully open position until installation is completed after each closure. For the duration of the repair, work vessels will not be allowed to pass through the bridge while the installation of the conley rail components is in progress. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass this section of the Illinois Waterway. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 30, 2013. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2013–22265 Filed 9–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2013–0416] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, Lawrence, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice canceling temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\13SER1.SGM 13SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket Number USCG-2013-0798]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Beardstown, 
IL

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 Burlington Northern Santa Fe 
Railroad Bridge across the Illinois Waterway, mile 88.8, at Beardstown, 
Illinois. The deviation is necessary to install new conley rail 
components which can only be done when the bridge is in the closed-to-
navigation position. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the 
closed-to-navigation position during two 12-hour periods.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., October 15 
and October 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2013-0798, 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 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 Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway 
Company requested a temporary deviation for the Burlington Northern 
Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad Bridge, mile 88.8, at Beardstown, Illinois 
across the Illinois Waterway. It has a vertical clearance of 19.6 feet 
above normal pool in the closed position. The BNSF Railroad Bridge 
currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.393(a) which requires 
that the bridge be maintained in the open-to-navigation position; 
closing only when a train needs to transit the bridge.
    The deviation period is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., October 15 and 
October 22, 2013 when the draw span will remain in the closed-to-
navigation position. During these times the new conley rail components 
will be installed. The draw span will not be returned to its fully open 
position until installation is completed after each closure. For the 
duration of the repair, work vessels will not be allowed to pass 
through the bridge while the installation of the conley rail components 
is in progress. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and 
there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass this section 
of the Illinois Waterway. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of 
the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the 
change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange 
their transits to minimize any impact 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: August 30, 2013.
Eric A. Washburn,
Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers.
[FR Doc. 2013-22265 Filed 9-12-13; 8:45 am]
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