Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL, 78978 [2015-31856]

Download as PDF 78978 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 243 / Friday, December 18, 2015 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 29 CFR Parts 1902, 1903, 1904, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, and 1956 Intergovernmental relations, Law enforcement, Occupational safety and health. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this final rule. OSHA is issuing this direct final rule under the authority specified by Sections 8(c)(1), 8(c)(2), and 8(g)(2) and 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 657 (c)(1), (c)(2), and (g)(2) and 667) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (76 FR 3912). Signed at Washington, DC, on December 11, 2015. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2015–31878 Filed 12–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket Number USCG–2015–1087] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL 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 Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance and critical repairs that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge, and is scheduled in the winter when there is less impact on navigation. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closedto-navigation position for 21 days. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m., February 8, 2016 until 5 p.m., February 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–1087] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Dec 17, 2015 Jkt 238001 Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH’’. Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. Dated: December 15, 2015. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone 314–269–2378, email Eric.Washburn@ uscg.mil. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal requested a temporary deviation for the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for 21 days from 8 a.m., February 8, 2016 to 5 p.m., February 28, 2016, while preventive maintenance and critical repairs that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge are performed. The Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that the drawbridge shall open on signal. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Upper Mississippi River. The bridge cannot open in case of emergency. Winter conditions on the Upper Mississippi River coupled with the closure of Army Corps of Engineer’s Lock No. 13 (Mile 522.5 UMR) and Lock No. 21 (Mile 324.9 UMR) from 7 a.m. January 4, 2016 until 12 p.m., March 4, 2016 will preclude any significant navigation demands for the drawspan opening. In addition, Army Corps Lock No. 14 (Mile 493.3 UMR) and Lock No. 17 (Mile 437.1 UMR) will be closed from 7 a.m. December 14, 2015 until 12 p.m. March 2, 2016. The Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge provides a vertical clearance of 23.8 feet above normal pool in the closed-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft and will not be significantly impacted. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [FR Doc. 2015–31856 Filed 12–17–15; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–1070] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cheesequake Creek, Morgan, NJ 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 New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO) Morgan railroad bridge across Cheesequake Creek, mile 0.2, at Morgan, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform structural repairs at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed on six consecutive weekends. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on Saturday, January 9 to 7 p.m. February 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–1070] 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514–4336, email joe.m.arca@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NJTRO Morgan railroad bridge across Cheesequake Creek, mile 0.2, at Morgan, New Jersey, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 3 feet at mean high water and 8 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.709(b). The waterway is transited by seasonal recreational vessels of various sizes. The bridge owner, New Jersey Transit Rail Operations, requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to facilitate structural repairs at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation, the NJTRO Morgan railroad bridge shall remain in the closed position for six SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DER1.SGM 18DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 243 (Friday, December 18, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-31856]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket Number USCG-2015-1087]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock 
Island, IL

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 Rock Island Railroad and Highway 
Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock 
Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner 
time to perform preventive maintenance and critical repairs that are 
essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge, and is 
scheduled in the winter when there is less impact on navigation. This 
deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-
navigation position for 21 days.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m., February 8, 2016 until 
5 p.m., February 28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-1087] 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary deviation, call or email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge 
Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone 314-269-2378, 
email Eric.Washburn@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal requested 
a temporary deviation for the Rock Island Railroad and Highway 
Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock 
Island, Illinois to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for 21 
days from 8 a.m., February 8, 2016 to 5 p.m., February 28, 2016, while 
preventive maintenance and critical repairs that are essential to the 
continued safe operation of the drawbridge are performed.
    The Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge currently operates 
in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement 
that the drawbridge shall open on signal.
    There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section 
of the Upper Mississippi River. The bridge cannot open in case of 
emergency.
    Winter conditions on the Upper Mississippi River coupled with the 
closure of Army Corps of Engineer's Lock No. 13 (Mile 522.5 UMR) and 
Lock No. 21 (Mile 324.9 UMR) from 7 a.m. January 4, 2016 until 12 p.m., 
March 4, 2016 will preclude any significant navigation demands for the 
drawspan opening. In addition, Army Corps Lock No. 14 (Mile 493.3 UMR) 
and Lock No. 17 (Mile 437.1 UMR) will be closed from 7 a.m. December 
14, 2015 until 12 p.m. March 2, 2016.
    The Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge provides a vertical 
clearance of 23.8 feet above normal pool in the closed-to-navigation 
position. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial 
tows and recreational watercraft and will not be significantly 
impacted. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway 
users. No objections were received.
    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: December 15, 2015.
Eric A. Washburn,
Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers.
[FR Doc. 2015-31856 Filed 12-17-15; 8:45 am]
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