Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black Warrior River, Eutaw, Alabama, 62367-62368 [2016-21778]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2016 / Rules and Regulations about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This rule calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Government A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in E.O. 13132. Also, this rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA)(42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a determination that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule simply promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. This action is categorically excluded from further review, under VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:26 Sep 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 62367 figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction. Under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this rule. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY G. Protest Activities Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black Warrior River, Eutaw, Alabama The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 117 as follows: PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Amend § 117.723 by adding paragraph (k) to read as follows: ■ § 117.723 Hackensack River. * * * * * (k) The draw of the Route 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge, mile 2.0, between Kearny and Jersey City, shall open on signal; except that, the draw need not open for the passage of vessel traffic between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Tide dependent deep draft vessels may request bridge openings between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. provided at least a twelve hour advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. Dated: August 26, 2016. S.D. Poulin, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–21766 Filed 9–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0858] Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern Railroad vertical lift span bridge across the Black Warrior River, mile 267.8, at Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama. This deviation is necessary to install drive motors necessary for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for two (2) three-hour periods daily, Monday through Thursday for two consecutive weeks. Additionally, this deviation allows the bridge to be closed continuously eight hours nightly on the following week, Monday evening through Friday morning. This deviation is necessary to install new bushings to the primary drive axle. DATES: This deviation is effective from September 19, 2016 through October 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0682] 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 Donna Gagliano, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email Donna.Gagliano@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Norfolk Southern Corporation requested a temporary deviation in order to perform maintenance on the Norfolk Southern Railroad vertical lift span bridge across the Black Warrior River, mile 267.8, at Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama. This deviation allows the bridge owner to install drive motors necessary to improve reliability and safe operation of the movable bridge and install new bushings to the primary drive axle. This temporary deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-tonavigation from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday, September 19, 2016 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09SER1.SGM 09SER1 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]
[Pages 62367-62368]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21778]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0858]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black Warrior River, Eutaw, 
Alabama

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern Railroad vertical 
lift span bridge across the Black Warrior River, mile 267.8, at Eutaw, 
Greene County, Alabama. This deviation is necessary to install drive 
motors necessary for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for two (2) three-hour 
periods daily, Monday through Thursday for two consecutive weeks. 
Additionally, this deviation allows the bridge to be closed 
continuously eight hours nightly on the following week, Monday evening 
through Friday morning. This deviation is necessary to install new 
bushings to the primary drive axle.

DATES: This deviation is effective from September 19, 2016 through 
October 7, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0682] 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 Donna Gagliano, Bridge 
Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504-671-2128, email 
Donna.Gagliano@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Norfolk Southern Corporation requested a 
temporary deviation in order to perform maintenance on the Norfolk 
Southern Railroad vertical lift span bridge across the Black Warrior 
River, mile 267.8, at Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama. This deviation 
allows the bridge owner to install drive motors necessary to improve 
reliability and safe operation of the movable bridge and install new 
bushings to the primary drive axle. This temporary deviation allows the 
bridge to remain closed-to-navigation from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. and 
from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday, September 19, 
2016

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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-to-
navigation 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.

    Dated: September 6, 2016.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-21778 Filed 9-8-16; 8:45 am]
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