Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, LA, 5039-5040 [2016-01731]

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 20 (Monday, February 1, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 5039-5040]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01731]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0040]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, 
New Orleans, LA

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 Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon 
Blvd./Seabrook) bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation 
Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary 
to accommodate the New Orleans Endurance Festival event. This deviation 
allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation during the event.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 2 p.m. on April 
3, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0040] is available 
at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary deviation, call or email Jim Wetherington, Bridge 
Administration Branch, Coast Guard, telephone (504)671-2128, email 
james.r.wetherington@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Premier Event Management, through the 
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD), 
requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the 
Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon Blvd./Seabrook) bascule bridge across 
the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Louisiana. 
The deviation was requested to accommodate the New Orleans Endurance 
Festival event. The vertical clearance of the bascule span bridge is 46 
feet above mean high water in the closed-to-navigation position and 
unlimited in the open-to-navigation position. The bridge is governed by 
33 CFR 117.458(c).
    This deviation is effective on April 3, 2016, from 7 a.m. through 2 
p.m. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation 
for seven hours on the day of the event.
    Navigation on the waterway consists of small tugs with and without 
tows, commercial vessels, and recreational craft, including sailboats.
    Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation

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position may do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open for 
emergencies, and there is no immediate alternate route. 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 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: January 26, 2016.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-01731 Filed 1-29-16; 8:45 am]
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