Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal Canal, Alameda, CA, 25233 [2015-10373]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 85 / Monday, May 4, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Dated: April 24, 2015. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–10377 Filed 5–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0241] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal Canal, Alameda, CA 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 Alameda County highway drawbridge at Park Street across the Oakland Inner Harbor, mile 5.2, at Alameda, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make necessary repairs and rehabilitation of the bridge. This deviation allows single leaf operation of the double leaf, bascule-style drawbridge during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8:30 p.m. on May 11, 2015 to 5 a.m. on August 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0241], 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 David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510– 437–3516, email David.H.Sulouff@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Alameda County has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Alameda County highway bridge at Park Street, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 May 01, 2015 Jkt 235001 mile 5.2, over Oakland Inner Harbor, at Alameda, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides horizontal clearance of 241 feet between pier fenders. During single leaf operation, horizontal clearance is reduced to approximately 100 feet. The drawbridge provides a vertical clearance of 15 feet above Mean High Water in the closedto-navigation position and unlimited vertical clearance in the open-tonavigation position. As required by 33 CFR 117.181, the draw opens on signal; except that, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays, the draw need not be opened for the passage of vessels. However, the draw shall open during the above closed periods for vessels which must for reasons of safety, move on a tide or slack water, if at least two hours notice is given. Navigation on the waterway is commercial, recreational, emergency and law enforcement vessels. During the deviation period, the drawspan will be operated with only one leaf between 8:30 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, while the opposite leaf will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position for rehabilitation. A two hour advance notice will be required from vessel operators for a double leaf opening. At night and on weekends, the drawbridge will resume the normal double leaf operation, when work is not being performed on the bridge. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with the waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for larger vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the waterway users via our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so vessel operators 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 end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: April 24, 2015. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. 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SUMMARY: Effective Date: This final rule is effective May 4, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael F. Welch, Program Specialist, Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events (002C), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632–7136. (This is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VA is required by 38 U.S.C. 521A to ‘‘carry out a program under which the Secretary may make grants to eligible entities for planning, developing, managing, and implementing programs to provide adaptive sports opportunities for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.’’ On July 1, 2014, VA published an interim final rule in the Federal Register, 79 FR 37211, establishing regulations for conducting the grant program including evaluation of grant applications and otherwise administering the grant program in accordance with the law. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0241]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal 
Canal, Alameda, CA

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 Alameda County highway drawbridge 
at Park Street across the Oakland Inner Harbor, mile 5.2, at Alameda, 
CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make 
necessary repairs and rehabilitation of the bridge. This deviation 
allows single leaf operation of the double leaf, bascule-style 
drawbridge during the deviation period.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8:30 p.m. on May 11, 2015 to 5 
a.m. on August 14, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-0241], 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 David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge 
Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510-437-3516, email 
David.H.Sulouff@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-
366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Alameda County has requested a temporary 
change to the operation of the Alameda County highway bridge at Park 
Street, mile 5.2, over Oakland Inner Harbor, at Alameda, CA. The 
drawbridge navigation span provides horizontal clearance of 241 feet 
between pier fenders. During single leaf operation, horizontal 
clearance is reduced to approximately 100 feet. The drawbridge provides 
a vertical clearance of 15 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-
navigation position and unlimited vertical clearance in the open-to-
navigation position. As required by 33 CFR 117.181, the draw opens on 
signal; except that, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Monday through Friday except Federal holidays, the draw need not be 
opened for the passage of vessels. However, the draw shall open during 
the above closed periods for vessels which must for reasons of safety, 
move on a tide or slack water, if at least two hours notice is given. 
Navigation on the waterway is commercial, recreational, emergency and 
law enforcement vessels.
    During the deviation period, the drawspan will be operated with 
only one leaf between 8:30 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, 
while the opposite leaf will be secured in the closed-to-navigation 
position for rehabilitation. A two hour advance notice will be required 
from vessel operators for a double leaf opening. At night and on 
weekends, the drawbridge will resume the normal double leaf operation, 
when work is not being performed on the bridge. This temporary 
deviation has been coordinated with the waterway users. No objections 
to the proposed temporary deviation were raised.
    Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may 
do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and 
there is no immediate alternate route for larger vessels to pass. The 
Coast Guard will also inform the waterway users via our Local and 
Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for 
the bridge so vessel operators 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 end of the effective 
period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating 
regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: April 24, 2015.
D.H. Sulouff,
District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-10373 Filed 5-1-15; 8:45 am]
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