Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, Morgan, NJ, 65873 [2013-26210]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2013 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2013–0881] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, Morgan, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the New Jersey Transit Rail Operation (NJTRO) Railroad Bridge across Cheesequake Creek, mile 0.2, at Morgan, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, a four hour advance notice for openings on weekdays and one hour advance notice on weekends shall be required for bridge openings to facilitate scheduled bridge painting of the movable span. DATES: This deviation is effective from November 4, 2013 through December 19, 2013, and has been enforced with actual notice since October 28, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0881] 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. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, joe.m.arca@uscg.mil, or (212) 668–7165. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NJTRO railroad bridge has a vertical clearance of 3 feet at mean high water, and 8 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.709(b). The bridge owner, NJTRO, requested a four hour and one hour advance notice for bridge openings to facilitate the painting of the movable span of the bridge and allow sufficient time to safely open the bridge. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Nov 01, 2013 Jkt 232001 Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may require a four hour advance notice on weekdays and a one hour advance notice on weekends for bridge openings to facilitate scheduled bridge painting of the movable span. Cheesequake Creek is predominantly a recreational waterway. The bridge rarely opens during weekdays when this temporary deviation will be in effect. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated repair period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: October 11, 2013. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–26210 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0870] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old River, Between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA 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 State Highway 4 Drawbridge across Old River, mile 14.8 between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make critical repairs to the bridge shafts and gears. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective from November 4, 2013 through November 8, 2013, and has been enforced with actual notice since October 14, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0870], 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 65873 DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions on this temporary deviation, 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, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: California Department of Transportation has requested a temporary change to the operation of the State Highway 4 Drawbridge, mile 14.8, over Old River, between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides 12 feet vertical clearance above Mean High Water in the closedto-navigation position. Pursuant to 33 CFR 117.183, 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. and at other times, opening the draw on signal if at least four hours advance notice is given to the drawtender at the Rio Vista drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8. Navigation on the waterway is recreational and commercial. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 6 a.m. on October 14, 2013 to 6 p.m. on November 8, 2013, to allow the bridge owner to replace worn out shafts and gears, critical components of the drawbridge. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with the waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed positions may do so at anytime. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies. An alternative route around Victoria Island may be used for vessels unable to pass through the bridge in the closed position. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways 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: E:\FR\FM\04NOR1.SGM 04NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2013-0881]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, Morgan, NJ

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
New Jersey Transit Rail Operation (NJTRO) Railroad Bridge across 
Cheesequake Creek, mile 0.2, at Morgan, New Jersey. Under this 
temporary deviation, a four hour advance notice for openings on 
weekdays and one hour advance notice on weekends shall be required for 
bridge openings to facilitate scheduled bridge painting of the movable 
span.

DATES: This deviation is effective from November 4, 2013 through 
December 19, 2013, and has been enforced with actual notice since 
October 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0881] 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. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First 
Coast Guard District, joe.m.arca@uscg.mil, or (212) 668-7165. If you 
have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NJTRO railroad bridge has a vertical 
clearance of 3 feet at mean high water, and 8 feet at mean low water in 
the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are 
found at 33 CFR 117.709(b).
    The bridge owner, NJTRO, requested a four hour and one hour advance 
notice for bridge openings to facilitate the painting of the movable 
span of the bridge and allow sufficient time to safely open the bridge.
    Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may require a four hour 
advance notice on weekdays and a one hour advance notice on weekends 
for bridge openings to facilitate scheduled bridge painting of the 
movable span.
    Cheesequake Creek is predominantly a recreational waterway. The 
bridge rarely opens during weekdays when this temporary deviation will 
be in effect.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge must return to its 
regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated 
repair period. This deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: October 11, 2013.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-26210 Filed 11-1-13; 8:45 am]
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