Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC, 69760-69761 [2014-27832]

Download as PDF 69760 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Dated: November 17, 2014. Brent Moulton, Acting Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2014–27771 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0988] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Creek, Mobile, AL 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 CSX Transportation Railroad Swing Span Bridge across Three Mile Creek, mile 0.3, at Mobile, Baldwin County, Alabama. This deviation is necessary to conduct maintenance to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain temporarily closed to navigation for twelve hours during one day and then operate during daylight hours only for eight consecutive days within a span of nine days. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 27, 2014, through 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0988] 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 Geri Robinson, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email Geri.A.Robinson@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CSX Transportation requested a temporary asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 deviation to repair the center bearing and rack circle, which affects the opening and closing of the swing span bridge across Three Mile Creek at mile 0.3 at Mobile, Baldwin County, Alabama. This maintenance is essential for the continued operation of the bridge and is expected to guard against frequent breakdowns resulting in emergency bridge closures. The bridge owner plans to replace the center bearing and rehabilitate the rack circle. To accomplish the necessary repairs, the bridge owner requested that the bridge be allowed to remain closed to navigation for twelve consecutive hours on Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. to replace the center bearing. Immediately following this closure, the bridge owner will open the bridge to allow all vessels to clear the queue. After clearing the queue, the bridge will be closed to navigation until Friday, November 28, at 8 a.m. At that time, the bridge will open on signal from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. for eight consecutive days. During evening and nighttime hours, between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., the bridge will open at midnight for the passage of vessels if at least two hours advanced notice is given. During this temporary deviation, the bridge owner will rehabilitate and reinstall the rack circle. During this time period, the bridge will be opened by use of an assist tug and operations may take longer than normal. At 6 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014, the bridge will return to normal operation. The swing span bridge has a vertical clearance of 10 feet above mean high water and 12 feet above mean low water in the closed-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway is primarily commercial, consisting of tugs with tows and fishing vessels. There is no recreational boat traffic at the bridge site. These closures have been discussed with waterway users and facilities and no objections to the closure have been expressed. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the draw of the bridge opens on signal. No alternate routes are available. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), this bridge 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 10, 2014. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–27811 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0990] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC 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 Norfolk Southern Railroad Drawbridge, across Trent River, mile 0.2, at New Bern, NC, to facilitate a rehabilitation project. This bridge presently opens on demand for navigation and is usually left in the open position only to close twice a day for train crossings. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 until 7 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014, so that necessary maintenance may be made. The deviation is necessary to facilitate removal and replacement of the rail lift joints. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on Monday, December 15, 2014 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG–2014–0990] 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 Norfolk Southern Railway operates this swing-type railroad drawbridge and has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations to facilitate the rehabilitation work on the structure. The Norfolk Southern SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24NOR1.SGM 24NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Railroad Bridge, at mile 0.2, across Trent River in Bern, NC, has a vertical clearance in the closed to navigation position of 0 feet above mean high water. Under the current operating schedule set out in 33 CFR 117.5, the draw must open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request or signal to open is given. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be closed-to-navigation for maintenance and would allow the bridge to remain closed from 8 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014, so necessary repairs may be made. Vessels will not be able to pass through when the bridge is in the closed position. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no alternate route for vessels. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the temporary deviation in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transit plans accordingly. Waterway traffic consists of fishing boats, recreational boats, and occasional 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. protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with salvage operations. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from November 24, 2014 until December 5, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from November 4, 2014, until November 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2014–0980. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, contact or email MST2 Stacy Smith, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago, at (630) 986–2155 or Stacy.D.Smith@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 12, 2014. James L Rousseau, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. Table of Acronyms [FR Doc. 2014–27832 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P A. Regulatory History and Information DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0980] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Salvage Operations, Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan north of Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a designated portion of Lake Michigan for salvage operations of a sunken barge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Nov 21, 2014 DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking TFR Temporary Final Rule Jkt 235001 The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking with respect to this rule because doing so would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The final details for this event were not known to the Coast Guard until there was insufficient time remaining before the event to publish an NPRM. Specifically, this safety zone is needed for salvage operations of a barge that unexpectedly sank on Lake PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 69761 Michigan on October 31, 2014. Thus, delaying the effective date of this rule to wait for a comment period to run would be both impracticable and contrary to the public interest because it would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to protect the public and vessels from the hazards associated with the salvage operations discussed below. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), The Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this temporary rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. For the same reasons discussed in the preceding paragraph, waiting for a 30 day notice period to run would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. B. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish safety zones: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. From November 4, through December 5, 2014, salvage operations will take place on Lake Michigan in response to a sunken barge north of Navy Pier, within the Chicago Harbor. The Captain of the Port Lake Michigan has determined that the salvage operations will pose a significant risk to public safety and property. This safety zone is necessary to protect emergency responders and transiting mariners from associated hazards, which include vessel collisions in a congested harbor. C. Discussion of the Final Rule With the aforementioned hazards in mind, the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan has determined that this temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels during salvage operations on Lake Michigan. This safety zone will be in effect from November 4, through December 5, 2014. It will be enforced intermittently on an as-needed basis during this time. Additionally, advanced notice of enforcement times will be provided through Broadcast Notice to Mariners. This zone will encompass all waters of Lake Michigan within the arc of a circle with a 500-foot radius, with its center located on the north side of Navy Pier, approximate position 41°53′33″ N, 087°36′07″ W; (NAD 83). Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated onscene representative. The Captain of the Port or a designated on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. E:\FR\FM\24NOR1.SGM 24NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 226 (Monday, November 24, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 69760-69761]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27832]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0990]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC

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 Norfolk Southern Railroad 
Drawbridge, across Trent River, mile 0.2, at New Bern, NC, to 
facilitate a rehabilitation project. This bridge presently opens on 
demand for navigation and is usually left in the open position only to 
close twice a day for train crossings. This deviation allows the bridge 
to remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 
until 7 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014, so that necessary maintenance 
may be made. The deviation is necessary to facilitate removal and 
replacement of the rail lift joints.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on Monday, December 15, 
2014 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG-2014-0990] 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 Norfolk Southern Railway operates this 
swing-type railroad drawbridge and has requested a temporary deviation 
from the current operating regulations to facilitate the rehabilitation 
work on the structure. The Norfolk Southern

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Railroad Bridge, at mile 0.2, across Trent River in Bern, NC, has a 
vertical clearance in the closed to navigation position of 0 feet above 
mean high water.
    Under the current operating schedule set out in 33 CFR 117.5, the 
draw must open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a 
request or signal to open is given.
    Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be closed-to-
navigation for maintenance and would allow the bridge to remain closed 
from 8 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 19, 
2014, so necessary repairs may be made. Vessels will not be able to 
pass through when the bridge is in the closed position. The bridge will 
not be able to open for emergencies and there is no alternate route for 
vessels.
    The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through Local 
and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the temporary deviation in 
operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their 
transit plans accordingly. Waterway traffic consists of fishing boats, 
recreational boats, and occasional 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: November 12, 2014.
James L Rousseau,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-27832 Filed 11-21-14; 8:45 am]
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