Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake, VA, 24491 [2016-09659]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 26, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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: April 20, 2016. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–09629 Filed 4–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0285] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the Elizabeth 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 Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 5.8, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to perform urgent bridge repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from April 26, 2016 through 1 p.m. on June 9, 2016. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 9 a.m. on April 25, 2016, until April 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0285] 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 Mrs. Traci Whitfield, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6629, email Traci.G.Whitfield@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Norfolk Southern, the bridge owner that operates the #7 Railroad Bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation to perform urgent repairs by changing the asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Apr 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 flat tracks across the north and south girders in two phases. The bridge is a single bascule span and has a vertical clearance in the closed position of seven feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed-tonavigation position from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, April 25 to May 26, 2016; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 6 to June 9, 2016. At all other times, the bridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.997(d). Vessels able to 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 alternate route for vessels unable to pass through the bridge in the closed position. 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 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 21, 2016. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–09659 Filed 4–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0307] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Slough, Rio Vista, 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 Highway 160 drawbridge across Three Mile Slough, mile 0.1, at Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to complete the necessary sand blasting and painting rehabilitation. This deviation allows the bridge to be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 24491 secured in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from April 26, 2016 through 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2016. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 12:01 a.m. on April 18, 2016, until April 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0307], 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 David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510– 437–3516, email David.H.Sulouff@ uscg.mil. The California Department of Transportation has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Highway 160 drawbridge, mile 0.1, over Three Mile Slough, at Rio Vista, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides 12 feet vertical clearance above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the draw opens on signal. Navigation on the waterway is commercial, search and rescue, law enforcement, and recreational. The drawbridge will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 12:01 a.m. on April 18, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2016, to allow the bridge owner to complete the necessary sand blasting and painting rehabilitation after unforeseen events have caused project delays. A containment scaffolding system has been installed below low steel of the entire length of the bridge structure, reducing vertical clearance for navigation by not more than 4 feet, and is lighted at night with red lights. 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 not be able to open for emergencies. The confluence of the San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers can be used as an alternate route for vessels unable 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 of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operators can arrange their SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26APR1.SGM 26APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 80 (Tuesday, April 26, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-09659]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0285]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, 
South Branch of the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake, VA

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 Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge 
across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the 
Elizabeth River, mile 5.8, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is 
necessary to perform urgent bridge repairs. This deviation allows the 
bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.

DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from April 26, 
2016 through 1 p.m. on June 9, 2016. For the purposes of enforcement, 
actual notice will be used from 9 a.m. on April 25, 2016, until April 
26, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0285] 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 Mrs. Traci Whitfield, Bridge 
Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398-
6629, email Traci.G.Whitfield@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Norfolk Southern, the bridge owner that 
operates the #7 Railroad Bridge, has requested a temporary deviation 
from the current operating regulation to perform urgent repairs by 
changing the flat tracks across the north and south girders in two 
phases. The bridge is a single bascule span and has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position of seven feet above mean high water.
    Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the 
closed-to-navigation position from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through 
Thursday, April 25 to May 26, 2016; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday 
through Thursday, June 6 to June 9, 2016. At all other times, the 
bridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set 
out in 33 CFR 117.997(d).
    Vessels able to 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 alternate route for vessels unable to pass through the 
bridge in the closed position. 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 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 21, 2016.
Hal R. Pitts,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-09659 Filed 4-25-16; 8:45 am]
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