Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Intracoastal Waterway, Surf City, NC, 78306 [2014-30459]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 78306 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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 Ms. Judy LeungYee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514–4330, judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Amtrak Railroad Bridge across the Mystic River, mile 2.4, at Mystic, Connecticut, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 4 feet at mean high water and 8 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.211(a). The waterway is transited by commercial vessels and seasonal recreational vessels of various sizes. The bridge owner, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to facilitate mechanical and electrical repairs at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation, in effect from January 24, 2015 through March 27, 2015, the Amtrak Railroad Bridge shall remain in the closed position from January 24, 2015 through February 6, 2015; from February 12, 2015 through February 25, 2015; from March 3, 2015 through March 12, 2015; and from March 18, 2015 through March 27, 2015. The draw shall maintain its normal operating schedule at all other times. There are no alternate routes for vessel traffic; however, vessels that can pass under the closed draws during this closure may do so at all times. The bridge may be opened in the event of an emergency. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridges 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Terrance.A.Knowles@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, at 202–366–9826. Dated: December 15, 2014. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2014–30454 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–1045] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Intracoastal Waterway, Surf City, 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 NC Route 50– 210 Highway Bridge, on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 260.7, in Surf City, NC. This drawbridge is presently regulated to open on signal for commercial vessels and pleasure vessels, except between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. when the draw need only open on the hour for pleasure vessels. To facilitate necessary repairs, this deviation allows for the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 6 p.m. on February 22, 2015 to 6 p.m. February 24, 2015, except for two openings at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2015 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG–2014–1045] 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 at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), who owns and operates this swing-type highway drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations to facilitate the repairs to the terminal cabinets and submarine cables. The NC Route 50–210 drawbridge located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 260.7, in Surf City, NC has a vertical clearance of 12 feet above mean high water in the closed to navigation position. Under the current operating schedule set out in 33 CFR 117.821(a)(2), this bridge is regulated to open on signal for commercial vessels and pleasure vessels, except between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. when the draw need only open on the hour for the pleasure vessels. Under this temporary deviation, it allows for the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 6 p.m. on February 22, 2015 to 6 p.m. February 24, 2015, except for two openings at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Vessels able to pass underneath the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime. Also, the bridge can be opened for emergencies and there is an alternate route using the ocean. 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, 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: December 11, 2014. James L. Rousseau, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–30459 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\30DER1.SGM 30DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 30, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-30459]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-1045]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Intracoastal Waterway, Surf 
City, 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 NC Route 50-210 Highway Bridge, on 
the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 260.7, in Surf City, NC. This 
drawbridge is presently regulated to open on signal for commercial 
vessels and pleasure vessels, except between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. when the 
draw need only open on the hour for pleasure vessels. To facilitate 
necessary repairs, this deviation allows for the bridge to remain 
closed to navigation from 6 p.m. on February 22, 2015 to 6 p.m. 
February 24, 2015, except for two openings at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each 
day.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 22, 
2015 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG-2014-1045] 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 at 
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 North Carolina Department of 
Transportation (NCDOT), who owns and operates this swing-type highway 
drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current 
operating regulations to facilitate the repairs to the terminal 
cabinets and submarine cables. The NC Route 50-210 drawbridge located 
on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 260.7, in Surf City, NC has 
a vertical clearance of 12 feet above mean high water in the closed to 
navigation position.
    Under the current operating schedule set out in 33 CFR 
117.821(a)(2), this bridge is regulated to open on signal for 
commercial vessels and pleasure vessels, except between 7 a.m. and 7 
p.m. when the draw need only open on the hour for the pleasure vessels.
    Under this temporary deviation, it allows for the bridge to remain 
closed to navigation from 6 p.m. on February 22, 2015 to 6 p.m. 
February 24, 2015, except for two openings at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each 
day. Vessels able to pass underneath the bridge in the closed position 
may do so at anytime. Also, the bridge can be opened for emergencies 
and there is an alternate route using the ocean.
    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, 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: December 11, 2014.
James L. Rousseau,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-30459 Filed 12-29-14; 8:45 am]
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