Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA, 8269-8270 [2014-03097]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 2. Section 117.458(b) and (c) are revised to read as follows: ■ § 117.458 Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans. * * * * * (b) The US 90 (Danzinger) Bridge, mile 3.1, shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is given; except that the draw need not be opened from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (c) The draw of the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon Blvd./Seabrook) Bridge, mile 4.6, shall open on signal from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; except that the bridge need not open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. From 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is given. Dated: January 28, 2014. Kevin S. Cook, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–03087 Filed 2–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0021] 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 gears. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from February 12, 2014 until 6 p.m. on February 28, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 6 p.m. on January 30, 2014, until February 12, 2014. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0021], is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:45 Feb 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 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 Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 p.m. on January 30, 2014 to 6 p.m. on February 28, 2014, to allow the bridge owner to repair the gears inside the main bridge gearbox, 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 position 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 8269 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: January 30, 2014. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–03094 Filed 2–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–1044] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA 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 draw of the Norfolk Southern #5 Railroad Bridge, across the Elizabeth River Eastern Branch, mile 1.1, at Norfolk, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the replacement of 189 bridge ties and the reworking of the moveable rail joints on the Norfolk Southern #5 Railroad drawbridge. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on March 4, 2014 to 2 p.m. April 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–1044] 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12FER1.SGM 12FER1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES 8270 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2014 / Rules and Regulations call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Norfolk Southern Corporation, who owns and operates this drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation set out in 33 CFR 117.5 to conduct the replacement of 189 bridge ties. 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 closed to navigation on the following schedule for the days specified: March 4: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 6: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 2: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 3: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. At all other times the bridge will operate on its normal schedule. The bridge normally is maintained in the open-to-navigation position with several vessels transiting a week and only closes when trains transit across. 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. or 8 a.m. and after 2 p.m. or 7 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:45 Feb 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: January 24, 2014. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–03097 Filed 2–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–1072] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Terrebonne Bayou, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Interim rule with request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the St. Ann swing bridge across Terrebonne Bayou, mile 28.8, at Bourg, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The change will allow the bridge to operate on signal if at least 24 hours advanced notice is given. This change increases the efficiency of operations allowing for the safe navigation of vessels through the bridge while recognizing the low volume of vessel traffic through the bridge. SUMMARY: This interim rule is effective February 12, 2014. Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before March 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of Docket Number USCG–2013–1072. 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. You may submit comments, identified by docket number, using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: (202) 493–2251. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Deliveries accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The telephone number is 202– 366–9329. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for further instructions on submitting comments. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these three methods. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Mr. David Frank; Bridge Administration Branch, Eighth Coast Guard District; telephone 504–671– 2128, email david.m.frank@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security USCG United States Coast Guard NEPA National Environmental Policy Act § Section Symbol U.S.C. United States Code MGL Mean Gulf Level SR State Route A. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted, without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. 1. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking (USCG–2013–1072), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online, or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via http://www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by E:\FR\FM\12FER1.SGM 12FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 8269-8270]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03097]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-1044]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, 
Norfolk, VA

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 draw of the Norfolk Southern 
5 Railroad Bridge, across the Elizabeth River Eastern Branch, 
mile 1.1, at Norfolk, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the 
replacement of 189 bridge ties and the reworking of the moveable rail 
joints on the Norfolk Southern 5 Railroad drawbridge. This 
temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to 
navigation position.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on March 4, 2014 to 2 
p.m. April 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-1044] 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,

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call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Norfolk Southern Corporation, who owns 
and operates this drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from 
the current operating regulation set out in 33 CFR 117.5 to conduct the 
replacement of 189 bridge ties.
    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 closed to 
navigation on the following schedule for the days specified:

March 4: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 5: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 6: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 10: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 11: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 12: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 13: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 2: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 3: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    At all other times the bridge will operate on its normal schedule. 
The bridge normally is maintained in the open-to-navigation position 
with several vessels transiting a week and only closes when trains 
transit across. 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. or 8 a.m. and 
after 2 p.m. or 7 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.

    Dated: January 24, 2014.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-03097 Filed 2-11-14; 8:45 am]
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