Drawbridge Operation Regulation; York River, Yorktown and Gloucester Point, VA, 14305 [2015-06465]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 53 / Thursday, March 19, 2015 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0164] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; York River, Yorktown and Gloucester Point, VA 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 draw of the Coleman Memorial Bridge (US 17/ George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge) across the York River, mile 7.0, between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate maintenance work on the moveable spans on the Coleman Memorial Bridge. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on March 29, 2015 to 5 p.m. on April 4, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0164] 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 Mr. Jim Rousseau, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6557, email James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Department of Transportation, who owns and operates this swing bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation set out in 33 CFR 117.1025, to facilitate maintenance of the moveable spans on the structure. Under the regular operating schedule, the Coleman Memorial Bridge, mile 7.0, Rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Mar 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, VA, opens on signal except from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the bridge shall remain closed to navigation. The Coleman Memorial Bridge has vertical clearances in the closed position of 60 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be closed to navigation from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday March 29, 2015; with an inclement weather date from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday April 4, 2015. The bridge will operate under normal operating schedule at all other times. Emergency openings cannot be provided. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the York River. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime and are advised to proceed with caution. All other vessels may pass before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m. The York River is used by a variety of vessels including military, tugs, and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully coordinated the restrictions with these waterway users. The Coast Guard will also inform additional waterway users through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impacts 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: March 10, 2015. James L. Rousseau, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–06465 Filed 3–18–15; 8:45 am] 14305 The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘E’’ (SR 679) Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 113.0, St. Petersburg Beach, FL. This will extend the time period when the bridge is subject to periodic closings. During this extended time period the bridge will not open on demand. DATES: This rule is effective April 20, 2015. SUMMARY: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2014–0436]. 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, call or email Mr. Robert Glassman, Seventh Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch, 305–415–6946, email Robert.s.glassman@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Table of Acronyms CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking § Section Symbol U.S.C. United States Code A. Regulatory History and Information 33 CFR Part 117 On August 11, 2014, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled, ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St Petersburg Beach, FL’’ in the Federal Register (79 FR 46740). We received 173 comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. [Docket No. USCG–2014–0436] B. Basis and Purpose RIN 1625–AA09 The Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘E’’ Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 25 feet at mean high water in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 89 feet. Vessels with a height of less than 25 feet may pass through the bridge at any time. The current regulation, 33 CFR 117.287(d)(4), states Pinellas BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg Beach, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\19MRR1.SGM 19MRR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0164]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; York River, Yorktown and 
Gloucester Point, VA

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 draw of the Coleman Memorial Bridge 
(US 17/George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge) across the York River, 
mile 7.0, between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, VA. This deviation is 
necessary to facilitate maintenance work on the moveable spans on the 
Coleman Memorial Bridge. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge 
to remain in the closed to navigation position.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on March 29, 2015 to 5 
p.m. on April 4, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-0164] 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 Mr. Jim Rousseau, Bridge 
Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398-
6557, email James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
reviewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Department of Transportation, 
who owns and operates this swing bridge, has requested a temporary 
deviation from the current operating regulation set out in 33 CFR 
117.1025, to facilitate maintenance of the moveable spans on the 
structure.
    Under the regular operating schedule, the Coleman Memorial Bridge, 
mile 7.0, between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, VA, opens on signal 
except from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays, the bridge shall remain closed to 
navigation. The Coleman Memorial Bridge has vertical clearances in the 
closed position of 60 feet above mean high water.
    Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be closed to 
navigation from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday March 29, 2015; with an 
inclement weather date from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday April 4, 2015. 
The bridge will operate under normal operating schedule at all other 
times. Emergency openings cannot be provided. There are no alternate 
routes for vessels transiting this section of the York River. Vessels 
able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at 
anytime and are advised to proceed with caution. All other vessels may 
pass before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
    The York River is used by a variety of vessels including military, 
tugs, and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully 
coordinated the restrictions with these waterway users. The Coast Guard 
will also inform additional waterway users through our Local and 
Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so 
that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impacts 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: March 10, 2015.
James L. Rousseau,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-06465 Filed 3-18-15; 8:45 am]
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