Drawbridge Operation Regulation; York River, Yorktown, VA, 50621 [2016-18214]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 2, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this enforcement period via Local Notice to Mariners and updates via Marine Information Broadcasts. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 L. McClain, Jr., Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Pittsburgh. [Docket No. USCG–2016–0602] Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Recurring Marine Events [FR Doc. 2016–18257 Filed 8–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations during the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta on the Ohio River, from mile 0.0–0.5, Allegheny River mile 0.0–0.6, Monongahela River mile 0.0–0.5 extending the entire width of all three rivers. These regulations are needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with a regatta on the navigable waterway. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the regulated area is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Pittsburgh or a designated representative. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.801, Table 1, Sector Ohio Valley, No. 22 are effective from 12 noon until 11:30 p.m. daily, from August 5, 2016 through August 7, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email MST1 Jennifer Haggins, Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 412–221–0807, email Jennifer.L.Haggins@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the annual Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta listed in 33 CFR 100.801 Table 1, Sector Ohio Valley, No. 22 from 12:00 noon until 11:30 p.m., from August 5, 2016 through August 7, 2016. Entry into the regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or a designated representative. Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or pass through the area must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative. This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.801 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast SUMMARY: Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:32 Aug 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0360] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; York River, Yorktown, VA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation; modification. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Coleman Memorial Bridge (US 17) across the York River, mile 7.0, Yorktown, VA. This modified deviation is necessary to perform additional bridge maintenance. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. DATES: This modified deviation is effective from 7 a.m. July 31, 2016, to 7 p.m. on August 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0360] 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: On May 26, 2016, the Coast Guard published a temporary deviation entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; York River, Yorktown, VA’’ in the Federal Register (81 FR 33391). Under that temporary deviation, the bridge would remain in the closed-tonavigation position from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as follows: Sunday, May 22, 2016; Sunday, June 5, 2016, with an inclement weather date on Sunday, June 12, 2016; Sunday, June 19, 2016, with an inclement weather date on Sunday, June SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 50621 26, 2016; and Sunday, July 10, 2016, with an inclement weather date on Sunday, July 17, 2016. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), who owns and operates the Coleman Memorial Bridge (US 17), has requested a modified temporary deviation from the currently published deviation to complete repairs. The bridge must be in the closed-tonavigation position, for an additional two Sundays, in order to perform the complexity of mechanical work, which normally takes two weeks and cannot be accomplished when the bridge is moveable. 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 modified temporary deviation, the bridge will continue to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as follows: July 31, 2016, with an inclement weather date on Sunday, August 7, 2016; and Sunday, August 21, 2016, with an inclement weather date on Sunday, August 28, 2016. At all other times, the bridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.1025. The York River is used by a variety of vessels including deep draft ocean-going vessels, U.S. government vessels, small commercial fishing vessels, recreational vessels and tug and barge traffic. The Coast Guard has carefully coordinated the restrictions with U.S. government and commercial waterway users. 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 and there is no immediate 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: July 22, 2016. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–18214 Filed 8–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\02AUR1.SGM 02AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 148 (Tuesday, August 2, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 50621]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18214]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0360]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; York River, Yorktown, VA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation; modification.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Coleman Memorial Bridge (US 17) 
across the York River, mile 7.0, Yorktown, VA. This modified deviation 
is necessary to perform additional bridge maintenance. This modified 
deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation 
position.

DATES: This modified deviation is effective from 7 a.m. July 31, 2016, 
to 7 p.m. on August 28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0360] 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: On May 26, 2016, the Coast Guard published a 
temporary deviation entitled ``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; York 
River, Yorktown, VA'' in the Federal Register (81 FR 33391). Under that 
temporary deviation, the bridge would remain in the closed-to-
navigation position from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as follows: Sunday, May 22, 
2016; Sunday, June 5, 2016, with an inclement weather date on Sunday, 
June 12, 2016; Sunday, June 19, 2016, with an inclement weather date on 
Sunday, June 26, 2016; and Sunday, July 10, 2016, with an inclement 
weather date on Sunday, July 17, 2016.
    The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), who owns and 
operates the Coleman Memorial Bridge (US 17), has requested a modified 
temporary deviation from the currently published deviation to complete 
repairs. The bridge must be in the closed-to-navigation position, for 
an additional two Sundays, in order to perform the complexity of 
mechanical work, which normally takes two weeks and cannot be 
accomplished when the bridge is moveable. 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 modified temporary deviation, the bridge will continue 
to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as 
follows: July 31, 2016, with an inclement weather date on Sunday, 
August 7, 2016; and Sunday, August 21, 2016, with an inclement weather 
date on Sunday, August 28, 2016. At all other times, the bridge will 
operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 
117.1025.
    The York River is used by a variety of vessels including deep draft 
ocean-going vessels, U.S. government vessels, small commercial fishing 
vessels, recreational vessels and tug and barge traffic. The Coast 
Guard has carefully coordinated the restrictions with U.S. government 
and commercial waterway users.
    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 
and there is no immediate 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: July 22, 2016.
Hal R. Pitts,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-18214 Filed 8-1-16; 8:45 am]
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