Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake, VA, 68366 [2014-27170]

Download as PDF 68366 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Rules and Regulations period there will be one week when the bridge will be able to accommodate mariner traffic; the exact dates are to be determined at a later date and will be communicated to the marine community via the local notice to mariners and through direct notification to known waterway users via WDSOT. Vessels that require an opening during this one week period, will need to schedule an opening twenty four hours in advance by marine radio or telephone. The SR 529 Twin Bridges, mile 3.6, crossing the Snohomish River provides 38 feet of vertical clearance above mean high water elevation while in the closed position. The SR 529 Twin Bridges crossing the Snohomish River normally operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1059(c) which requires advance notification of one-hour when a bridge opening is needed. Waterway usage on the Snohomish River ranges from commercial tugs to small pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed positions may do so at anytime. The bridge will not 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 waterways through our Local Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the change in the operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by this 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 designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: October 31, 2014. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–27175 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES [Docket No. USCG–2014–0961] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake, VA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 schedule that governs the S168 Bridge (Battlefield Boulevard) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, mile 12.0, Chesapeake (Great Bridge), VA. The deviation is necessary to safely accommodate the annual Christmas parade. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for the set up of the event and the duration of the Christmas parade. DATES: This deviation is effective from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 6, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0961] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on the 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 deviation, call or email Mrs. Kashanda L. Booker, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth District, Coast Guard, telephone 757– 398–6227, email Kashanda.L.Booker@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Chesapeake, who owns and operates the S168 (Battlefield Boulevard) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, mile 12.0 at Chesapeake (Great Bridge), VA has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations to accommodate their annual Christmas parade. The S168 Bridge operating regulations are set out in 33 CFR 117.997(g). The S168 Bridge opens on signal; except that, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw need be opened only on the hour, or if the vessel cannot reach the draw exactly on the hour, the draw tender may delay the hourly opening up to ten minutes past the hour. In the closed-to-navigation position, this lift-type drawbridge provides a vertical-clearance of 8.5 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will remain in the closed position to vessels requiring an opening from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 6, 2014 to safely accommodate the PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Chesapeake annual Christmas parade event. Vessels able to safely pass under the drawbridge while it is in the closed position may do so at any time. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway caters to a variety of vessels from tug and barge traffic to recreational vessels traveling from Florida to Maine. The Atlantic Ocean is the alternate route for vessels and the bridge will be able to open in the event of an emergency. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through 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: November 3, 2014. James L. Rousseau, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–27170 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0592] RIN 1625–AA11 Regulated Navigation Area, Lake Michigan; Chicago Harbor Lock, Chicago, IL to Calumet Harbor, Chicago, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) for the waters of Lake Michigan within 5 nautical miles from shore from the Chicago Harbor Lock, Chicago, Illinois to Calumet Harbor, Chicago, Illinois. This RNA is intended to allow barges to transit on an alternate route on a portion of Lake Michigan due to the temporary closure of the Thomas J. O’Brien Lock on RM 326.5 on the Calumet River. This RNA is necessary to ensure vessel safety and facilitate commerce. DATES: This rule is effective from November 17, 2014 until March 31, 2015. This rule has been enforced with SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17NOR1.SGM 17NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 221 (Monday, November 17, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-27170]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0961]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, 
Chesapeake, VA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the S168 Bridge (Battlefield Boulevard) 
across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake 
Canal, mile 12.0, Chesapeake (Great Bridge), VA. The deviation is 
necessary to safely accommodate the annual Christmas parade. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for the 
set up of the event and the duration of the Christmas parade.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 6, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0961] is available 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ``SEARCH'' 
box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on the 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 
deviation, call or email Mrs. Kashanda L. Booker, Bridge Management 
Specialist, Fifth District, Coast Guard, telephone 757-398-6227, email 
Kashanda.L.Booker@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Chesapeake, who owns and 
operates the S168 (Battlefield Boulevard) Bridge across the Atlantic 
Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, mile 12.0 at 
Chesapeake (Great Bridge), VA has requested a temporary deviation from 
the current operating regulations to accommodate their annual Christmas 
parade.
    The S168 Bridge operating regulations are set out in 33 CFR 
117.997(g). The S168 Bridge opens on signal; except that, from 6 a.m. 
to 7 p.m., the draw need be opened only on the hour, or if the vessel 
cannot reach the draw exactly on the hour, the draw tender may delay 
the hourly opening up to ten minutes past the hour.
    In the closed-to-navigation position, this lift-type drawbridge 
provides a vertical-clearance of 8.5 feet above mean high water.
    Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will remain in the 
closed position to vessels requiring an opening from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
on December 6, 2014 to safely accommodate the Chesapeake annual 
Christmas parade event.
    Vessels able to safely pass under the drawbridge while it is in the 
closed position may do so at any time. The Atlantic Intracoastal 
Waterway caters to a variety of vessels from tug and barge traffic to 
recreational vessels traveling from Florida to Maine. The Atlantic 
Ocean is the alternate route for vessels and the bridge will be able to 
open in the event of an emergency. The Coast Guard will also inform the 
users of the waterways through 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: November 3, 2014.
James L. Rousseau,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-27170 Filed 11-14-14; 8:45 am]
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