Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL, 59137 [2016-20648]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 6. Add new § 160.215 to read as follows: § 160.215 Force majeure. When a vessel is bound for a port or place of the United States under force majeure, it must comply with the requirements in this section, but not other sections of this subpart. The vessel must report the following information to the nearest Captain of the Port as soon as practicable: (a) The vessel Master’s intentions; (b) Any hazardous conditions as defined in § 160.202; and (c) If the vessel is carrying certain dangerous cargo or controlling a vessel carrying certain dangerous cargo, the amount and name of each CDC carried, including cargo UN number if applicable. Dated: August 24, 2016. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2016–20678 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0768] 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 facilitate repairs to the locking mechanisms on the rail deck of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closedto-navigation position for critical repairs that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. on September 14, 2016 to 5 a.m. on September 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2016–0768, 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. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Aug 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ■ The U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal requested a temporary deviation for the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois across the Upper Mississippi River. It has 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. The Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that drawbridges shall open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request to open is given in accordance with the subpart. The deviation period is from 5 a.m. on September 14, 2016 to 5 a.m. on September 15, 2016 when the draw span will remain in the closed-to-navigation position. During this time the bridge owner will facilitate critical repairs to the locking mechanisms on the rail deck of the bridge that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass this section of the Upper Mississippi River. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 24, 2016. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2016–20648 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59137 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 36 RIN 2900–AP77 Loan Guaranty: Delegation of Authority Department of Veterans Affairs. Final rule. 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Accordingly, VA is amending this regulatory provision to add these positions to the list of VA employees to whom the authority to exercise the powers and functions of the Secretary with respect to the guaranty or insurance of loans and the rights and liabilities arising therefrom. VA is removing from 38 CFR 36.4345(b)(1) the positions of Director, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0768]


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 facilitate repairs to the locking mechanisms on the rail deck 
of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the 
closed-to-navigation position for critical repairs that are essential 
to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. on September 14, 2016 to 
5 a.m. on September 15, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2016-0768, 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, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois across the Upper 
Mississippi River. It has 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. The Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge currently 
operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general 
requirement that drawbridges shall open promptly and fully for the 
passage of vessels when a request to open is given in accordance with 
the subpart.
    The deviation period is from 5 a.m. on September 14, 2016 to 5 a.m. 
on September 15, 2016 when the draw span will remain in the closed-to-
navigation position. During this time the bridge owner will facilitate 
critical repairs to the locking mechanisms on the rail deck of the 
bridge that are essential to the continued safe operation of the 
drawbridge. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and 
there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass this section 
of the Upper Mississippi River. The Coast Guard will also inform the 
users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to 
Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that 
vessels 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: August 24, 2016.
Eric A. Washburn,
Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers.
[FR Doc. 2016-20648 Filed 8-26-16; 8:45 am]
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