Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, LA, 66808 [2016-23507]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES 66808 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 25, 2016, through July 29, 2016; August 1, 2016, through August 5, 2016; September 5, 2016, through September 9, 2016; September 12, 2016, through September 16, 2016; and alternative dates from September 19, 2016, through September 23, 2016; and September 26, 2016, through September 30, 2016. The bridge would open for vessels on signal during scheduled closure periods, if at least 24 hours notice was given. The Virginia Department of Transportation, who owns and operates the SR 156/Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge, has requested a modified temporary deviation from the currently published deviation to extend the deviation timeframe to facilitate replacement of the service elevators for both lift towers, install new electrical wiring, bird screens, and structural steel of the bridge. The current operating schedule is open on signal as set out in 33 CFR 117.5. This modified temporary deviation serves to replace the previous temporary deviation in the Federal Register (81 FR 49898), immediately upon its publication into the Federal Register. Under this modified temporary deviation, the bridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 8 p.m. through 6 a.m.; Monday through Friday; October 3, 2016, through October 7, 2016; October 10, 2016, through October 14, 2016; October 17, 2016, through October 21, 2016; and October 24, 2016, through October 28, 2016. The bridge will open for vessels on signal during scheduled closure periods, if at least 10 hours notice is given. The bridge is a vertical lift drawbridge and has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 50 feet above mean high water. The James River is used by a variety of vessels including deep-draft 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 pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies during scheduled closure periods, if at least 30 minutes notice is given. There is no immediate alternative 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 transit to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:57 Sep 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 22, 2016. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–23508 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0868] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, LA 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 Leon C. Simon Blvd. (Seabrook) (aka Senator Ted Hickey) bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to accommodate The Endurance Foundation Festival, a New Orleans event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for a eight hours on the day of the event. DATES: This deviation is effective from October 2, 2016 from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0868] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. 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: Premier Event Management, through the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD), requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the Leon C. Simon Blvd. (Seabrook) (aka Senator Ted Hickey) bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The deviation was requested to accommodate The Endurance SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Foundation Festival, a New Orleans event. The vertical clearance of the Leon C. Simon Blvd. (Seabrook) (aka Senator Ted Hickey) bascule bridge is 46 feet above mean high water in the closed-tonavigation position and unlimited in the open-to-navigation position. The bridge is governed by 33 CFR 117.458(c). This deviation is effective on October 2, 2016. The bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal will be closed to marine traffic from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for the duration of the event. Navigation on the waterway consists of small tugs with and without tows, commercial vessels, and recreational craft, including sailboats. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies, and there is no immediate alternate route. 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 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 23, 2016. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–23507 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0582] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Keweenaw Waterway, Houghton and Hancock, MI Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule for the US41 bridge, mile 16.0 over the Keweenaw Waterway, between the towns of Houghton and Hancock, Michigan. The use of the waterway has changed and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29SER1.SGM 29SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 189 (Thursday, September 29, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0868]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, 
New Orleans, LA

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 Leon C. Simon Blvd. (Seabrook) (aka 
Senator Ted Hickey) bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation 
Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The 
deviation is necessary to accommodate The Endurance Foundation 
Festival, a New Orleans event. This deviation allows the bridge to 
remain closed-to-navigation for a eight hours on the day of the event.

DATES: This deviation is effective from October 2, 2016 from 7 a.m. 
through 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0868] is available 
at http://www.regulations.gov.

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: Premier Event Management, through the 
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD), 
requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the Leon 
C. Simon Blvd. (Seabrook) (aka Senator Ted Hickey) bascule bridge 
across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, 
Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The deviation was requested to accommodate 
The Endurance Foundation Festival, a New Orleans event. The vertical 
clearance of the Leon C. Simon Blvd. (Seabrook) (aka Senator Ted 
Hickey) bascule bridge is 46 feet above mean high water in the closed-
to-navigation position and unlimited in the open-to-navigation 
position. The bridge is governed by 33 CFR 117.458(c).
    This deviation is effective on October 2, 2016. The bridge over the 
Inner Harbor Navigation Canal will be closed to marine traffic from 7 
a.m. through 3 p.m. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-
to-navigation for the duration of the event.
    Navigation on the waterway consists of small tugs with and without 
tows, commercial vessels, and recreational craft, including sailboats.
    Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation 
position may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for 
emergencies, and there is no immediate alternate route. 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 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 23, 2016.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-23507 Filed 9-28-16; 8:45 am]
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