Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, IA, 76750 [2013-30215]

Download as PDF 76750 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Rules and Regulations approval of the Commissioner. The Commissioner may approve withdrawal, with or without prejudice against resubmission of the petition. * * * * * Dated: December 13, 2013. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–30150 Filed 12–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–1008] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, IA 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 Clinton Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given. DATES: This deviation is effective from December 19, 2013 through 9 a.m., March 4, 2014, and has been enforced with actual notice since 12:01 a.m., December 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, (USCG–2013–1008) 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 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Dec 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 viewing the docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. The Union Pacific Railroad requested a temporary deviation for the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 12:01 a.m., December 15, 2013 to 9 a.m., March 15, 2014 to allow the bridge owner time for preventive maintenance. The Clinton Railroad Drawbridge will resume its normal operating schedule at 9 a.m., March 4, 2014 to align with the opening of Locks on the Upper Mississippi River. Winter conditions on the Upper Mississippi River coupled with the closure of Army Corps of Engineer’s Lock No. 16 (Mile 457.2 UMR), Lock No. 17 (Mile 437.1 UMR), and Lock No. 18 (Mile 410.5 UMR) until 11:00 a.m., March 4, 2014 will preclude any significant navigation demands for the drawspan opening. The Clinton Railroad Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that drawbridge shall open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request to open is given in accordance with the subpart. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Upper Mississippi River. The Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, in the closed-to-navigation position, provides a vertical clearance of 18.7 feet above normal pool. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft. The drawbridge will open if at least 24 hours advance notice is given. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received. 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: December 5, 2013. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2013–30215 Filed 12–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0990] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chambers Creek, Steilacoom, WA 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 (BNSF) Chambers Creek Railway Bridge across Chambers Creek, mile 0.0, at Steilacoom, WA. The deviation is necessary to allow BNSF to perform maintenance and upgrade items to this vertical lift bridge in support of Positive Train Control requirements per the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. This will require locking the bridge in the closed position and locking out the power to the drive system while the work is conducted. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for 45 days during the maintenance and upgrade work. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on January 6, 2014 to 5 p.m. on February 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0990], 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 Steven Fischer, Thirteenth District Bridge Program Administrator, Coast Guard; telephone 206–220–7282, Steven.M.Fischer3@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) will be performing lift bridge maintenance and upgrades for the BNSF Chambers Creek Railway Bridge across Chambers Creek, mile 0.0, near Steilacoom, WA. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-1008]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, 
Clinton, IA

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 Clinton Railroad Drawbridge across 
the Upper Mississippi River, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa. The 
deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform 
preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe 
operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open 
on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given.

DATES: This deviation is effective from December 19, 2013 through 9 
a.m., March 4, 2014, and has been enforced with actual notice since 
12:01 a.m., December 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, (USCG-2013-1008) 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 Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Union Pacific Railroad requested a 
temporary deviation for the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, across the 
Upper Mississippi River, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa to open on signal 
if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 12:01 a.m., December 
15, 2013 to 9 a.m., March 15, 2014 to allow the bridge owner time for 
preventive maintenance. The Clinton Railroad Drawbridge will resume its 
normal operating schedule at 9 a.m., March 4, 2014 to align with the 
opening of Locks on the Upper Mississippi River.
    Winter conditions on the Upper Mississippi River coupled with the 
closure of Army Corps of Engineer's Lock No. 16 (Mile 457.2 UMR), Lock 
No. 17 (Mile 437.1 UMR), and Lock No. 18 (Mile 410.5 UMR) until 11:00 
a.m., March 4, 2014 will preclude any significant navigation demands 
for the drawspan opening.
    The Clinton Railroad Drawbridge currently operates in accordance 
with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that drawbridge 
shall open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request 
to open is given in accordance with the subpart.
    There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section 
of the Upper Mississippi River.
    The Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, in the closed-to-navigation 
position, provides a vertical clearance of 18.7 feet above normal pool. 
Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and 
recreational watercraft. The drawbridge will open if at least 24 hours 
advance notice is given. This temporary deviation has been coordinated 
with waterway users. No objections were received.
    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: December 5, 2013.
Eric A. Washburn,
Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers.
[FR Doc. 2013-30215 Filed 12-18-13; 8:45 am]
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