Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gallants Channel, Beaufort, NC, 51942 [2015-21163]

Download as PDF 51942 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 166 / Thursday, August 27, 2015 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0742] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gallants Channel, Beaufort, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 70 (Grayden Paul) Bridge across Gallants Channel, mile 0.1, at Beaufort, NC. This temporary deviation allows the draw bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position to accommodate The Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Triathlon participants to safely complete their race without interruptions from bridge openings. DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on September 12, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0742] 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 Ms. Kashanda Booker, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6227, email Kashanda.l.booker@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The event director for the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Triathlon, with approval from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, owner of the drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule to accommodate the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Triathlon. The US 70 (Grayden Paul) Bridge operating regulations are set out in 33 CFR 117.823. The US 70 (Grayden Paul) Bridge across Gallants Channel, mile rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:03 Aug 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 0.1, a double-leaf bascule bridge, in Beaufort, NC has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 13 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be allowed to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015 while race participants are competing in the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Triathlon. The majority of the vessels that transit the bridge this time of the year are recreational boats. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime and are advised to proceed with caution. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there is no alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge 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 end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: August 21, 2015. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–21163 Filed 8–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0792] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Freeport, 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 Sacramento County highway bridge across Sacramento River, mile 46.0, at Freeport, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace bridge counterweight bolts. This deviation allows single leaf operation of the double bascule highway bridge during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from August 27, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2015 to 6 a.m. on September 11, 2015. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 8 p.m. on August 17, 2015, until August 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0792], 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: The County of Sacramento has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Sacramento County highway bridge, a double bascule drawbridge, mile 46.0, over Sacramento River, at Freeport, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides 29 feet vertical clearance above Mean High Water in the closed-tonavigation position. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.189(b), the draw opens on signal from May 1 through September 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all other times, the draw shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is give to the drawtender at the Rio Vista Bridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8. Navigation on the waterway is recreational and commercial. Single leaf operation of the Sacramento County highway drawbridge will occur from 8 p.m. on August 17, 2015 to 6 a.m. on September 11, 2015, to allow the bridge owner to replace corroded counterweight bolts. 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 any time. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies with one leaf in full operational status. There is no alternate route for vessels to pass through the bridge in the closed position. The Coast Guard will also inform waterway users through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners E:\FR\FM\27AUR1.SGM 27AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0742]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gallants Channel, Beaufort, NC

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the US 70 (Grayden Paul) Bridge across 
Gallants Channel, mile 0.1, at Beaufort, NC. This temporary deviation 
allows the draw bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position 
to accommodate The Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Triathlon participants 
to safely complete their race without interruptions from bridge 
openings.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on 
September 12, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-0742] 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 Ms. Kashanda Booker, Bridge 
Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398-
6227, email Kashanda.l.booker@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
reviewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The event director for the Neuse Riverkeeper 
Foundation Triathlon, with approval from the North Carolina Department 
of Transportation, owner of the drawbridge, has requested a temporary 
deviation from the operating schedule to accommodate the Neuse 
Riverkeeper Foundation Triathlon.
    The US 70 (Grayden Paul) Bridge operating regulations are set out 
in 33 CFR 117.823. The US 70 (Grayden Paul) Bridge across Gallants 
Channel, mile 0.1, a double-leaf bascule bridge, in Beaufort, NC has a 
vertical clearance in the closed position of 13 feet above mean high 
water.
    Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be allowed to 
remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
on Saturday, September 12, 2015 while race participants are competing 
in the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Triathlon.
    The majority of the vessels that transit the bridge this time of 
the year are recreational boats. Vessels able to pass under the bridge 
in the closed position may do so at anytime and are advised to proceed 
with caution. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there 
is no alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also 
inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast 
Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge 
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 end of the designated 
time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: August 21, 2015.
Hal R. Pitts,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-21163 Filed 8-26-15; 8:45 am]
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