Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA, 22396 [2014-09066]

Download as PDF ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES 22396 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 22, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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 Mr. John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (617) 223– 8364, email john.w.mcdonald@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 Groveland Drawbridge across the Merrimack River at mile 16.5, between Groveland and Haverhill, has 15.9 feet of vertical clearance at mean high water and 21.61 feet of vertical clearance at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.605(c). The waterway users are and seasonal recreational vessels of various sizes. The owner of the bridge, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MDOT), requested a temporary deviation from the schedule to facilitate completion of this new bridge replacement project. Upgrades to the electric motor drive system must be undertaken between June and September that were not part of the original scope of work. The bridge is presently manually operated pending upgrades to the drive system and requires a crew of seven to open and close the draw. During the final phase of construction the labor force will be less than seven laborers presently necessary to operate the bridge. Allowing the bridge owner to require a twenty-four hour advance notice for bridge openings would provide sufficient time for the bridge owner to get the necessary crew members at the bridge to open and close the bridge. The bridge rarely opens historically during the time period this temporary deviation will be in effect. Under this temporary deviation the Groveland Drawbridge may require at least a twenty-four hour advance notice for bridge openings from June 21, 2014 through September 20, 2014. Requests for bridge openings may be made by calling the numbers posted at the bridge, (978) 465–8301 or 1–800–227– 0608. There are no alternate routes for vessel traffic to take; however, there have been few requests to open the bridge historically. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:06 Apr 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–09065 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–2014–0275] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule governing the ‘‘I’’ Street Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.4 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Capitol City Classic 10K run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0275], 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 David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510– 437–3516, email David.H.Sulouff@ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. Union Pacific Railroad Company has requested a temporary change to the operation of the ‘‘I’’ Street Drawbridge, mile 59.4, over Sacramento River, at Sacramento, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides 109 feet vertical clearance above Mean High Water in the full open-to-navigation position, and 30 feet vertical clearance above Mean High Water when closed. 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. At all other times the draw shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is given, as required by 33 CFR 117.189(a). Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 27, 2014, to allow the community to participate in the Capitol City Classic 10K run. 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 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 11, 2014. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–09066 Filed 4–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\22APR1.SGM 22APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 77 (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 22396]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09066]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0275]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA

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 governing the ``I'' Street Drawbridge across the 
Sacramento River, mile 59.4 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is 
necessary to allow the community to participate in the Capitol City 
Classic 10K run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the 
closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 
27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0275], 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 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: Union Pacific Railroad Company has requested 
a temporary change to the operation of the ``I'' Street Drawbridge, 
mile 59.4, over Sacramento River, at Sacramento, CA. The drawbridge 
navigation span provides 109 feet vertical clearance above Mean High 
Water in the full open-to-navigation position, and 30 feet vertical 
clearance above Mean High Water when closed. 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. At all other times the draw 
shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is given, as 
required by 33 CFR 117.189(a). Navigation on the waterway is commercial 
and recreational.
    The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position 
7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 27, 2014, to allow the community to 
participate in the Capitol City Classic 10K run. 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 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. 2014-09066 Filed 4-21-14; 8:45 am]
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