Drawbridge Operation Regulation, York River; Yorktown and Gloucester Point, VA, 22100-22101 [2015-09039]

Download as PDF 22100 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 76 / Tuesday, April 21, 2015 / Rules and Regulations responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 12. Energy Effects This rule is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. 13. Technical Standards This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have concluded that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction. Under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 117 as follows: PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Revise § 117.729(a) to read as follows: ■ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES § 117.729 Mantua Creek. (a) The draw of the Conrail automated railroad bridge, mile 1.4, at Paulsboro, NJ shall operate as follows: (1) The bridge will be operated remotely by the South Jersey Train Dispatcher located in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Operational information will be provided 24 hours a day by telephone at (856) 231–2282. (2) From March 1 through November 30, the draw shall be left in the open VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Apr 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 position and will only be lowered for the passage of trains and to perform periodic maintenance authorized in accordance with subpart A of this part. (3) From December 1 through the last day of February, the draw will open on signal if at least 4 hours notice is given by telephone at (856) 231–2282. (4) The timeframe to initiate the bridge closure will be not more than 15 minutes before a train will arrive at the bridge location. If a train moving toward the bridge has crossed the home signal for the bridge, the train may continue across the bridge and must clear the bridge prior to stopping for any reason. Trains shall be controlled so that any delay in opening of the draw shall not exceed ten minutes except as provided in § 117.31(b). (5) The bridge will be equipped with cameras and channel sensors to visually and electronically ensure the waterway is clear before the bridge closes. The video and sensors are located and monitored at the remote operating location in Mt. Laurel, NJ. The channel sensors signal will be a direct input to the bridge control system. In the event of failure or obstruction of the infrared channel sensors, the bridge will automatically stop closing and the South Jersey Train Dispatcher will return the bridge to the open position. In the event of video failure the bridge will remain in the full open position. (6) The Conrail Railroad center span light will change from fixed green to flashing red anytime the bridge is not in the full open position. (7) Prior to downward movement of the span, the horn will sound two prolonged blasts, followed by a pause, and then two short blasts until the bridge is seated and locked down. At the time of movement, the center span light will change from fixed green to flashing red and remain flashing until the bridge has returned to its full open position. (8) When the train controller at Mt. Laurel has verified that rail traffic has cleared, they will sound the horn five times to signal the draw is about to return to its full open position. (9) During upward movement of the span, the horn will sound two prolonged blasts, followed by a pause, and then sound two short blasts until the bridge is in the full open position. The center span light will continue to flash red until the bridge is in the fully open position. (10) When the draw cannot be operated from the remote site, a bridge tender must be called to operate the bridge in the traditional manner. Personnel shall be dispatched to arrive at the bridge as soon as possible, but not PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 more than one hour after malfunction or disability of the remote system. * * * * * Dated: April 3, 2015. Stephen P. Metruck, Rear Admiral, United States Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–09038 Filed 4–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0273] 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. SUMMARY: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on May 3, 2015 to 5 p.m. on July 19, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0273] 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. Terrance Knowles, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6587, email Terrance.A.Knowles@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the docket, DATES: E:\FR\FM\21APR1.SGM 21APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 76 / Tuesday, April 21, 2015 / Rules and Regulations call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, (202) 366–9826. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 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, 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. each day on: Sunday May 3, 2015 with an inclement weather date on Sunday May 10, 2015; Sunday June 7, 2015 with an inclement weather date on Sunday June 14, 2015; And Sunday July 12, 2015 with an inclement weather date on Sunday July 19, 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 of the bridge closure periods through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners so that vessels can arrange their transits and 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. Coast Guard tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 8, 2015. James L. Rousseau, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–09039 Filed 4–20–15; 8:45 am] 16:29 Apr 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 DHS Department of Homeland Security USCG United States Coast Guard NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NPRM Notice of Proposed Rule Making § Section Symbol U.S.C. United States Code JOC Joint Outfall Canal [Docket No. USCG–2014–0386] A. Regulatory History and Information RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Taylor Bayou Outfall Canal (Joint Outfall Canal), TX Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is implementing an operating schedule that governs the Valero pontoonsupported swing bridge across Taylor Bayou Outfall Canal (Joint Outfall Canal (JOC)), mile 2.44, West Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas. This bridge provides for Valero’s maintenance vehicles and contractors to cross the waterway. The regulation will allow the bridge to remain in the open-tonavigation position except during two scheduled daily closures. This regulation increases the efficiency of operations allowing for the safe navigation of vessels through the bridge while recognizing the bridge’s importance to the facility that it serves. DATES: This rule is effective May 21, 2015. SUMMARY: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2014–0386]. 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. James Wetherington; Bridge Administration Branch, Eighth Coast Guard District; 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: ADDRESSES: Table of Acronyms CFR BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 33 CFR Part 117 22101 PO 00000 Code of Federal Regulations Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 On September 23, 2014, we published an Interim Rule with request for comments entitled, ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Taylor Bayou Outfall Canal (Joint Outfall Canal), TX’’ in the Federal Register (79 FR 56651). We received 1 comment on the interim rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. B. Basis and Purpose The Premcor Refining Group, Inc.—A Valero Company owns the new Valero pontoon-supported swing bridge across Taylor Bayou Outfall Canal (JOC), mile 2.44, West Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas. The bridge has unlimited vertical clearance in the open-to-navigation position and a vertical clearance of 11.11 feet in the closed-to-navigation position. The new bridge also has a horizontal clearance of 75.0 feet from fender to fender in the open-tonavigation position and 52 feet from pontoon to fender in the closed-tonavigation position. Traffic on this waterway is primarily recreational craft and commercial barges. Valero engaged the owners of these vessels through multiple discussions leading to the design and operating schedule of this bridge. The owner requested to change the operating schedule, per 33 CFR 117.41(b), to allow the bridge to remain open except for two scheduled daily closures. This change allows the bridge owner to leave the bridge in the open-tonavigation position, except for two daily maintenance cycles, while removing the requirement that a bridge tender be on the bridge at all times. All notifications and signals will remain as noted in the Interim Rule. C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule The Coast Guard provided a comment period of 45 days and only one comment was received. This comment was from Valero stating that they are in agreement with the rule as stated in the interim rule; however, they wish to have a little bit more flexibility due to contractor staff and general maintenance that require access to the other side of the property. After discussions with Valero, they agreed that any operation of E:\FR\FM\21APR1.SGM 21APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 76 (Tuesday, April 21, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 22100-22101]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-09039]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0273]


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 May 3, 2015 to 5 p.m. 
on July 19, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-0273] 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. Terrance Knowles, Bridge 
Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398-
6587, email Terrance.A.Knowles@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
reviewing the docket,

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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, 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. each day on: Sunday May 3, 2015 with 
an inclement weather date on Sunday May 10, 2015; Sunday June 7, 2015 
with an inclement weather date on Sunday June 14, 2015; And Sunday July 
12, 2015 with an inclement weather date on Sunday July 19, 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 of the bridge closure 
periods through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners so that 
vessels can arrange their transits and 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: April 8, 2015.
James L. Rousseau,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-09039 Filed 4-20-15; 8:45 am]
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