Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ, 62368 [2016-21692]

Download as PDF 62368 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2016 / Rules and Regulations through September 22, 2016 and September 26, 2016 through September 29, 2016. The following week of October 3, 2016 through October 7, 2016 the deviation will allow the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. daily Monday evening through Friday morning. The Norfolk Southern Railroad vertical lift span drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that the drawbridge shall open on signal. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 18.3 feet above Bridge Reference Elevation for Navigation Clearance (BRENC), elevation 99.2 feet, in the closed-to-navigation position and 72 feet above BRENC in the open-tonavigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of tugs with tows and occasional recreational craft. The Coast Guard has coordinated this temporary deviation with the Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway Association (WTWA). The WTWA representative indicated that the vessel operators will be able to schedule transits through the bridge such that operations will not significantly be hindered. Thus, it has been determined that this temporary deviation will not have a significant effect on these vessels. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime and should pass at the slowest safe speed. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there are no immediate alternate routes 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. 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. ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Dated: September 6, 2016. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–21778 Filed 9–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:26 Sep 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0855] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Tacony, PA and Palmyra, 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 SR 73/ Tacony-Palmyra bridge, across the Delaware River, mile 107.2, at Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. DATES: The deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 through 6 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0855] 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. Michael Thorogood, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard, telephone 757–398–6557, email Michael.R.Thorogood@uscg.mil. SUMMARY: The Burlington County Bridge Commission, who owns and operates the SR 73/ Tacony-Palmyra bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.716, to facilitate electrical maintenance and repairs to the bridge. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed-tonavigation position from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday–Friday, September 12, 2016 through September 16, 2016 and September 19, 2016 through September 23, 2016. The bridge will also remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on alternative work dates from September 26, 2016 through September 30, 2016. The bridge is a double bascule bridge and has a vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation position of 50 feet above mean high water. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Delaware River is used by a variety of vessels including U.S. government and public vessels, large commercial vessels, tug and barge traffic and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully coordinated the restrictions with waterway users in publishing this temporary deviation. Vessels able to safely pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternative route for vessels to pass. 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 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: September 2, 2016. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–21692 Filed 9–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2016–0513] RIN 1625–AA11 Regulated Navigation Area; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on the Piscataqua River near the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME between Henderson Point Light on Seavey Island and the Memorial Bridge. This RNA establishes speed restrictions to eliminate vessel wake which could endanger the lives of divers and support crews working at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The speed restrictions apply to all vessels transiting the regulated area unless authorized by the First Coast Guard District Commander or the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09SER1.SGM 09SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 175 (Friday, September 9, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-21692]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0855]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Tacony, PA and 
Palmyra, 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 SR 73/Tacony-Palmyra bridge, across 
the Delaware River, mile 107.2, at Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ. The 
deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance and repairs. 
This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation 
position.

DATES: The deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 
2016 through 6 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0855] 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. Michael Thorogood, Bridge 
Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard, telephone 757-398-
6557, email Michael.R.Thorogood@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The Burlington County Bridge Commission, 
who owns and operates the SR 73/Tacony-Palmyra bridge, has requested a 
temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 
33 CFR 117.716, to facilitate electrical maintenance and repairs to the 
bridge.
    Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the 
closed-to-navigation position from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, 
September 12, 2016 through September 16, 2016 and September 19, 2016 
through September 23, 2016. The bridge will also remain in the closed-
to-navigation position from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on alternative work dates 
from September 26, 2016 through September 30, 2016. The bridge is a 
double bascule bridge and has a vertical clearance in the closed-to-
navigation position of 50 feet above mean high water.
    The Delaware River is used by a variety of vessels including U.S. 
government and public vessels, large commercial vessels, tug and barge 
traffic and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully 
coordinated the restrictions with waterway users in publishing this 
temporary deviation.
    Vessels able to safely pass through the bridge in the closed-to-
navigation position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able 
to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternative route for 
vessels to pass. 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 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: September 2, 2016.
Hal R. Pitts,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-21692 Filed 9-8-16; 8:45 am]
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