Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Milford Haven Inlet, Hudgins, VA, 12063-12064 [2014-04738]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 42 / Tuesday, March 4, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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. Jessica Shea, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone: (757) 398–6422, Email: jessica.c.shea2@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) owns and operates the State Route 47 (George Redding) bascule bridge across Grassy Sound Channel along the NJICW, mile 108.9, in Wildwood, NJ. The bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 25 feet above mean high water. The current operating regulations are outlined at 33 CFR 117.5, which require the bridge to open when a request is made or signal to open is given. NJDOT requested a temporary deviation to the existing regulations for the State Route 47 (George Redding) Bridge to facilitate necessary repairs. The repairs will consist of the replacement of bridge barrier gates. These gates prevent vehicles from driving across the bridge when it is in the open position. Under this deviation, the bascule spans of the drawbridge will be maintained in the closed-tonavigation position from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m. on March 1, 2014 and again from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m. on March 8, 2014. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies during either of the closure periods. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The Atlantic Ocean is an alternate route for vessels with mast heights greater than 25 feet. Bridge opening data, supplied by NJDOT, revealed that the bridge opened for vessels 20 and 30 times during the months of March 2012 and 2013 respectively. The majority of these opening requests occurred before 6 a.m. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Mar 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: February 21, 2014. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2014–04736 Filed 3–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0074] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Milford Haven Inlet, Hudgins, 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 VA State Route 223 Bridge (Gwynn’s Island) across the Milford Haven Inlet, mile 0.1, at Hudgins, Virginia. The deviation is necessary to facilitate painting the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the evening. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from March 4, 2014 until 4 a.m. on March 31, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 6 p.m. on February 24, 2014, until March 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2014–0074, is available at https://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. Jessica Shea, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398–6422. Email jessica.c.shea2@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 12063 Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The bridge owner, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), is currently conducting maintenance on the Route 223 Swing Bridge over Milford Haven Inlet near Hudgins, Virginia. On August 8, 2013, Coast Guard published a temporary deviation (78 FR 48314) allowing the bridge to remain closed-tonavigation position for four 24-hour non-consecutive periods to accommodate necessary maintenance. The closures dates were announced in the local and broadcast notice to mariners seven days in advance. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the project has fallen behind and VDOT has requested for an additional deviation to run simultaneously with the aforementioned deviation in order to facilitate the supplemental rehabilitation work that includes painting the bridge. This deviation will allow the bridge to be in the closed-tonavigation position every day from 6 p.m. through 4 a.m. the following morning. The evening closures will commence on February 24, 2014 and continue through March 31, 2014 when both deviations will end. Under the regular operating schedule for the Route 223 Swing Bridge, the bridge opens on signal, as required by 33 CFR § 117.5 and opens up to ten times every day for commercial fishing vessels and Coast Guard vessels at Station Milford Haven. The 24-hour temporary deviation discussed in the published temporary deviation (78 FR 48314) will not be impacted by this nighttime temporary deviation for painting. The vertical clearance of the swing bridge in the closed-to-navigation position is 12 feet at mean high water. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time and are advised to proceed with caution. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies during any of the closure periods. The southern approach to Gywnn’s Island by Sandy Point, VA can be used as an alternate route for vessels able to transit in water depths of 2 feet. 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 E:\FR\FM\04MRR1.SGM 04MRR1 12064 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 42 / Tuesday, March 4, 2014 / Rules and Regulations from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: February 19, 2014. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2014–04738 Filed 3–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0071] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bishop Cut, Near Stockton, 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 San Joaquin County highway bridge across Bishop Cut, mile 1.0 near Stockton, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow PG&E Company to temporarily interrupt electric service to the area while installing new overhead equipment. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0071], is available at https://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 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: The County of San Joaquin Public Works Department has requested a temporary change to the operation of the San Joaquin County highway bridge, mile emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Mar 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 1.0, over Bishop Cut, near Stockton, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides approximately 6 feet vertical clearance above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.143, the draw opens on signal if at least 12 hours notice is given to the San Joaquin County Department of Public Works at Stockton. Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 14, 2014 to allow PG&E Company to install new overhead equipment in the vicinity. 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 any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies, and Disappointment Slough can be used as an alternate route 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. Dated: February 21, 2014. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–04737 Filed 3–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–1033] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard will amend its safety zones regulations for annual SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 events in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This amendment updates the locations/and or enforcement times for 23 permanent safety zones; adds 10 new permanent safety zones; and for all permanent safety zones, provides notice that enforcement times are subject to change. We believe these amendments and additions are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual maritime events, including fireworks displays, boat races, and air shows. DATES: This final rule is effective April 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2013–1033. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, contact MST1 Joseph McCollum, Prevention Department, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI at (414) 747– 7148 or by email at Joseph.P.McCollum@USCG.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 1–800–647–5527. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking TFR Temporary Final Rule A. Regulatory History and Information On January 15, 2014, the Coast Guard published an NPRM entitled Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone in the Federal Register (79 FR 2597). We did not receive any comments in response to the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested and none was held. B. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for this rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish regulated navigation areas and limited access areas: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. E:\FR\FM\04MRR1.SGM 04MRR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0074]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Milford Haven Inlet, Hudgins, 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 VA State Route 223 Bridge (Gwynn's 
Island) across the Milford Haven Inlet, mile 0.1, at Hudgins, Virginia. 
The deviation is necessary to facilitate painting the bridge. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation 
position during the evening.

DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from March 4, 
2014 until 4 a.m. on March 31, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, 
actual notice will be used from 6 p.m. on February 24, 2014, until 
March 4, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2014-0074, is available 
at https://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. Jessica Shea, Bridge Management 
Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398-6422. Email 
jessica.c.shea2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-
366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The bridge owner, the Virginia Department of 
Transportation (VDOT), is currently conducting maintenance on the Route 
223 Swing Bridge over Milford Haven Inlet near Hudgins, Virginia. On 
August 8, 2013, Coast Guard published a temporary deviation (78 FR 
48314) allowing the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation position for 
four 24-hour non-consecutive periods to accommodate necessary 
maintenance. The closures dates were announced in the local and 
broadcast notice to mariners seven days in advance.
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the project has fallen behind and 
VDOT has requested for an additional deviation to run simultaneously 
with the aforementioned deviation in order to facilitate the 
supplemental rehabilitation work that includes painting the bridge. 
This deviation will allow the bridge to be in the closed-to-navigation 
position every day from 6 p.m. through 4 a.m. the following morning. 
The evening closures will commence on February 24, 2014 and continue 
through March 31, 2014 when both deviations will end.
    Under the regular operating schedule for the Route 223 Swing 
Bridge, the bridge opens on signal, as required by 33 CFR Sec.  117.5 
and opens up to ten times every day for commercial fishing vessels and 
Coast Guard vessels at Station Milford Haven. The 24-hour temporary 
deviation discussed in the published temporary deviation (78 FR 48314) 
will not be impacted by this nighttime temporary deviation for 
painting.
    The vertical clearance of the swing bridge in the closed-to-
navigation position is 12 feet at mean high water. Vessels able to pass 
through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time and are 
advised to proceed with caution. The bridge will be able to open for 
emergencies during any of the closure periods. The southern approach to 
Gywnn's Island by Sandy Point, VA can be used as an alternate route for 
vessels able to transit in water depths of 2 feet. 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

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from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: February 19, 2014.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2014-04738 Filed 3-3-14; 8:45 am]
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