Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Barnegat Bay, Seaside Heights, NJ, 12824 [2016-05549]

Download as PDF 12824 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0126] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Barnegat Bay, Seaside Heights, 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 S37 Bridge across the Barnegat Bay, mile 14.1, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, at Seaside Heights, NJ. This deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. SUMMARY: This deviation is effective from 8 p.m. on March 31, 2016 to 8 p.m. on April 17, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0126] 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. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard, telephone 757– 398–6222, email Hal.R.Pitts@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The New Jersey Department of Transportation, that owns and operates the S37 Bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations to continue performing a maintenance and repair project on the bridge that commenced at 8 a.m. on December 1, 2015 and was scheduled to cease at 8 p.m. on March 31, 2016. The bridge is a bascule draw bridge and has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 30 feet above mean high water. The current operating schedule as set out in 33 CFR 117.733(c) allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position from 8 a.m. December 1, 2015 until 8 p.m. March 31, 2016. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will continue to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 8 p.m. on March 31, 2016 to 8 p.m. on April 17, 2016. The Barnegat Bay on the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway is used by a variety of vessels including small government and public vessels, small asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 commercial vessels, and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully considered the nature and volume of vessel traffic on the waterway in publishing this temporary deviation. Vessels able to safely pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate 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 vessel operators can arrange their transit 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: March 8, 2016. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–05549 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0181] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; North Landing River, Chesapeake, 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 S165 (North Landing Road) Bridge across the North Landing River, mile 20.2, at Chesapeake, VA. This deviation is necessary to perform emergency bridge repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from March 11, 2016 through 6 p.m. on June 30, 2016. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from March 8, 2016 at 8:45 a.m., until March 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0181] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH’’. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard, telephone 757– 398–6222, email Hal.R.Pitts@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District Office, that owns and operates the S165 (North Landing Road) Bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations to perform emergency repairs to the south swing span of the bridge due to damage sustained as a result of a vessel allision with the bridge. The bridge is a double swing draw bridge and has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 6 feet above mean high water. The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.1021. Under this temporary deviation, the north span of the bridge will open-to-navigation on the hour and half hour, upon request, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on demand from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The North and South spans of the bridge will open to navigation concurrently, with the south span only opening partially due to damage, upon request, for scheduled openings at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. The horizontal clearance of the bridge with the south span closed-to-navigation is 38 feet and the horizontal clearance of the bridge with the south span partially open-tonavigation is 70 feet. The North Landing River is used by a variety of vessels including small U. S. government and public vessels, small commercial vessels, tug and barge, and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully considered the nature and volume of vessel traffic on the waterway in publishing this temporary deviation. During the closure times there will be limited opportunity for vessels able to safely pass through the bridge in the closed position to do so. Vessels able to safely pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so, after receiving confirmation from the bridge tender that it is safe to transit through the bridge. The north span of the bridge will be able to open for emergencies. 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 vessel operators can arrange their transit to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular E:\FR\FM\11MRR1.SGM 11MRR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0126]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Barnegat Bay, Seaside Heights, 
NJ

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 S37 Bridge across the Barnegat Bay, 
mile 14.1, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, at Seaside Heights, NJ. 
This deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance and repairs. 
This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation 
position.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 p.m. on March 31, 2016 to 8 
p.m. on April 17, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0126] 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. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge 
Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard, telephone 757-398-
6222, email Hal.R.Pitts@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The New Jersey Department of Transportation, 
that owns and operates the S37 Bridge, has requested a temporary 
deviation from the current operating regulations to continue performing 
a maintenance and repair project on the bridge that commenced at 8 a.m. 
on December 1, 2015 and was scheduled to cease at 8 p.m. on March 31, 
2016. The bridge is a bascule draw bridge and has a vertical clearance 
in the closed position of 30 feet above mean high water.
    The current operating schedule as set out in 33 CFR 117.733(c) 
allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position from 
8 a.m. December 1, 2015 until 8 p.m. March 31, 2016. Under this 
temporary deviation, the bridge will continue to remain in the closed-
to-navigation position from 8 p.m. on March 31, 2016 to 8 p.m. on April 
17, 2016.
    The Barnegat Bay on the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway is used by 
a variety of vessels including small government and public vessels, 
small commercial vessels, and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has 
carefully considered the nature and volume of vessel traffic on the 
waterway in publishing this temporary deviation.
    Vessels able to safely pass through the bridge in the closed 
position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for 
emergencies and there is no immediate 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 vessel operators can arrange 
their transit 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: March 8, 2016.
Hal R. Pitts,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-05549 Filed 3-10-16; 8:45 am]
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