Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Chesapeake, VA, 66266 [2013-26534]

Download as PDF 66266 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Under the regular operating schedule, the Norfolk Southern #5 Railroad Bridge, mile 1.1, in Norfolk, VA, the draw must open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request or signal to open is given. The draw normally is open and only closes for train crossings or periodic maintenance. The Norfolk Southern #5 railroad Bridge, at mile 1.1, across the Elizabeth River (Eastern Branch) in Norfolk, VA, has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 6 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be maintained in the closed to navigation position each day, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., on November 4, 2013 until December 8, 2013 the bridge will operate under normal operating schedule at all other times. The bridge normally is maintained in the open-tonavigation position with several vessels transiting a week and only closes when trains transit. Emergency openings cannot be provided. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Elizabeth River Eastern Branch but vessels may pass before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m. The Elizabeth River Eastern Branch is used by a variety of vessels including military, tug, commercial, and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully coordinated the restrictions with these waterway users. The Coast Guard will also inform additional waterway users through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impacts caused by the temporary deviation. Mariners able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time and are advised to proceed with caution. 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. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES Dated: October 21, 2013. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–26533 Filed 11–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:54 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0909] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Chesapeake, VA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the I64 Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 7.1, at Chesapeake, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate maintenance work on the rotary span limit switches. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on November 15, 2013 to 12 p.m. November 17, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0909] 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 Mrs. Kashanda Booker, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6227, email Kashanda.l.booker@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Department of Transportation, who owns and operates this drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation set out in 33 CFR 117.997(e), to facilitate maintenance of the moveable spans on the structure. The current operating schedule for the drawbridge is set out in 33 CFR 117.997(e) which requires the drawbridge open on signal if at least 24 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 hours notice is given. The I64 Bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 65 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be closed to navigation from 7 a.m., on Friday, November 15, 2013 to 12 p.m., on Sunday, November 17, 2013. Vessels able to pass under the drawbridge in the closed position may do so at anytime and are advised to proceed with caution. The drawbridge will not be able to open for emergencies. The Coast Guard will also inform additional waterway users through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the drawbridge so that vessels can arrange their 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: October 21, 2013. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–26534 Filed 11–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2013–0880] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, 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 regulations governing the operation of the Path (Railroad) Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.0, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position for 26 consecutive weekends to facilitate bridge repairs. DATES: This deviation is effective on weekends from 12:01 a.m. Saturday November 23, 2013 through 12:01 Monday May 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0880] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05NOR1.SGM 05NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0909]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 
(AIWW), Chesapeake, VA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the I64 Bridge across the Atlantic 
Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 7.1, 
at Chesapeake, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate 
maintenance work on the rotary span limit switches. This temporary 
deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation 
position.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on November 15, 2013 to 
12 p.m. November 17, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0909] 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 Mrs. Kashanda Booker, Bridge 
Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398-
6227, email Kashanda.l.booker@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
reviewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Department of Transportation, 
who owns and operates this drawbridge, has requested a temporary 
deviation from the current operating regulation set out in 33 CFR 
117.997(e), to facilitate maintenance of the moveable spans on the 
structure.
    The current operating schedule for the drawbridge is set out in 33 
CFR 117.997(e) which requires the drawbridge open on signal if at least 
24 hours notice is given. The I64 Bridge has a vertical clearance in 
the closed position of 65 feet above mean high water.
    Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be closed to 
navigation from 7 a.m., on Friday, November 15, 2013 to 12 p.m., on 
Sunday, November 17, 2013.
    Vessels able to pass under the drawbridge in the closed position 
may do so at anytime and are advised to proceed with caution. The 
drawbridge will not be able to open for emergencies. The Coast Guard 
will also inform additional waterway users through our Local and 
Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the drawbridge 
so that vessels can arrange their 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: October 21, 2013.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-26534 Filed 11-4-13; 8:45 am]
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