Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Galveston, TX, 2303 [2015-00593]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 11 / Friday, January 16, 2015 / Rules and Regulations deviation, call or email Jim Wetherington, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard, telephone (504) 671–2128, email james.r.wetherington@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY The BNSF Railway Company requested a temporary deviation from the normal operation of the drawbridge in order to perform the installation of new generators and the removal of the old festoon cable. These repairs and scheduled maintenance are necessary for the continued operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the draw of the Morgan City (Berwick Bay) Railroad Bridge across the Atchafalaya River, mile 17.5 (Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route) mile 0.3), to remain closed to navigation for four consecutive hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon with an opening in the middle to pass vessels. The deviation is effective from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then again from 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. daily from January 26 through January 31, 2015. Broadcast Notice to Mariners will be used to update mariners of any changes in this deviation. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 4 feet above high water in the closed-tonavigation position and 73 feet above high water in the open-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with tows, oil industry related work boats and crew boats, commercial fishing vessels and some recreational craft. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the draw of the bridge shall open on signal. The Morgan City-Port Allen Landside route through Amelia, LA is the alternate route. BNSF and the Coast Guard have coordinated the closure with waterway users, industry, and other Coast Guard units. This date and this schedule were chosen to minimize the significant effects on vessel traffic. 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. Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Galveston, TX asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with FRONTMATTER SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 9, 2015. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–00592 Filed 1–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Jan 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–1073] Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the Galveston Causeway Railroad Vertical Lift Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 357.2 west of Harvey Locks, at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. The deviation is necessary in order to conduct maintenance on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain temporarily closed to navigation for 5 hours on two consecutive days during day light hours and will operate normally at all other times. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through noon, daily, on February 2 and February 3, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–1073] 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 Jim Wetherington, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504– 671–2128, email james.r.wetherington@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BNSF Railway Company requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the Galveston Causeway Railroad Vertical Lift Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 357.2 west of Harvey Locks, at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 8.0 feet above mean high water, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2303 elevation 3.0 feet NAVD88, in the closed-to-navigation position and 73 feet above mean high water in the opento-navigation position. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the draw shall open on signal for the passage of vessels. This temporary deviation allows the vertical lift bridge to remain closed to navigation from 7 a.m. through noon, daily, February 2 and February 3, 2015. During this time, the bridge owner will complete tie replacement, surfacing, and signal work. If the vessel can safely pass without an opening, the vessel may pass at the slowest safe speed. The bridge can open in case of emergency. Navigation at the site of the bridge consists mainly of tows with barges and some recreational pleasure craft. Based on known waterway users, as well as coordination with those waterway users, it has been determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on these vessels. No alternate routes are available. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35, the draw 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: January 9, 2015. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 11 (Friday, January 16, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 2303]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-00593]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-1073]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, 
Galveston, TX

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the operation of the Galveston Causeway 
Railroad Vertical Lift Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, 
mile 357.2 west of Harvey Locks, at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. 
The deviation is necessary in order to conduct maintenance on the 
bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain temporarily closed 
to navigation for 5 hours on two consecutive days during day light 
hours and will operate normally at all other times.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through noon, daily, on 
February 2 and February 3, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-1073] 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 Jim Wetherington, Bridge 
Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504-671-2128, email 
james.r.wetherington@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BNSF Railway Company requested a 
temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the Galveston 
Causeway Railroad Vertical Lift Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal 
Waterway, mile 357.2 west of Harvey Locks, at Galveston, Galveston 
County, Texas.
    The bridge has a vertical clearance of 8.0 feet above mean high 
water, elevation 3.0 feet NAVD88, in the closed-to-navigation position 
and 73 feet above mean high water in the open-to-navigation position. 
In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the draw shall open on signal for the 
passage of vessels.
    This temporary deviation allows the vertical lift bridge to remain 
closed to navigation from 7 a.m. through noon, daily, February 2 and 
February 3, 2015. During this time, the bridge owner will complete tie 
replacement, surfacing, and signal work. If the vessel can safely pass 
without an opening, the vessel may pass at the slowest safe speed. The 
bridge can open in case of emergency.
    Navigation at the site of the bridge consists mainly of tows with 
barges and some recreational pleasure craft. Based on known waterway 
users, as well as coordination with those waterway users, it has been 
determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on 
these vessels. No alternate routes are available.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35, the draw 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: January 9, 2015.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-00593 Filed 1-15-15; 8:45 am]
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