Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, NJ, 22398 [2014-09054]

Download as PDF 22398 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 22, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. 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 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: April 11, 2014. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–09063 Filed 4–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0928] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, NJ 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 bascule span of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge (Route 73), across the Delaware River, mile 107.2, between the townships of Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the replacement of the bridge deck. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position during the rehabilitation project. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014 until 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG–2013–0928] 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 ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:06 Apr 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Terrance Knowles, Environmental Protection Specialist, Coast Guard; telephone 757– 398–6587, email Terrance.A.Knowles@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, at 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Burlington County Bridge Commission, who owns and operates this bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations to facilitate the resurfacing of the bridge roadway. The TaconyPalmyra Bridge (Route 73) at mile 107.2, across the Delaware River, between PA and NJ, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 50 feet above mean high water. Under the current operating schedule set out in 33 CFR 117.5 and 117.716(b): The regulation requires that the drawbridge must open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request or signal to open is given, and that the opening not be delayed more than five minutes. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be closed-to-navigation from 9 p.m., on June 13, 2014 until 9 p.m., on June 21, 2014. 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 and there is no alternate route for vessels to pass this section of the Delaware River. The Coast Guard has coordinated this with the Pilots Association for the Bay and Delaware River, and will 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. Waterway traffic consists of freighters, recreational boats, tugs, and barges. 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: April 9, 2014. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–09054 Filed 4–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–1060] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zones; Eighth Coast Guard District Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update Coast Guard, DHS. Interim final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is amending and updating its current list of recurring safety zone regulations that take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District area of responsibility (AOR). This interim rule informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through establishing a safety zone. Through this interim rule the current list of recurring safety zones is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District AOR. When these safety zones are enforced, vessel traffic is restricted from specified areas. Additionally, this one rulemaking project reduces administrative costs involved in producing a separate rule for each individual recurring safety zone and serves to provide notice of the known recurring safety zones throughout the year. DATES: This rule is effective April 22, 2014. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of Docket Number USCG–2013–1060. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 77 (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-09054]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0928]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, NJ

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 bascule span of the Tacony-Palmyra 
Bridge (Route 73), across the Delaware River, mile 107.2, between the 
townships of Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ. The deviation is necessary to 
facilitate the replacement of the bridge deck. This deviation allows 
the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position during the 
rehabilitation project.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014 
until 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG-2013-0928] 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 Terrance Knowles, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, Coast Guard; telephone 757-398-6587, email 
Terrance.A.Knowles@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, at 
202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Burlington County Bridge Commission, who 
owns and operates this bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary 
deviation from the current operating regulations to facilitate the 
resurfacing of the bridge roadway. The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge (Route 73) 
at mile 107.2, across the Delaware River, between PA and NJ, has a 
vertical clearance in the closed position of 50 feet above mean high 
water.
    Under the current operating schedule set out in 33 CFR 117.5 and 
117.716(b): The regulation requires that the drawbridge must open 
promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request or signal 
to open is given, and that the opening not be delayed more than five 
minutes.
    Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be closed-to-
navigation from 9 p.m., on June 13, 2014 until 9 p.m., on June 21, 
2014. 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 and there is no alternate route for vessels to pass this 
section of the Delaware River.
    The Coast Guard has coordinated this with the Pilots Association 
for the Bay and Delaware River, and will 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. Waterway traffic consists of freighters, recreational boats, 
tugs, and barges.
    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: April 9, 2014.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-09054 Filed 4-21-14; 8:45 am]
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