Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Calcasieu River, Westlake, LA, 92664 [2016-30576]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES 92664 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations River Bridge), a swing span bridge across the Pearl River, mile 8.8, between Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and Pearlington, Hancock County, Mississippi. The deviation is necessary to remove and repair three gear motors to allow for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position for a period of 32 days, broken in to one 12-Day Period and two 10-Day periods, as repairs to each motor will be done separately. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on Thursday January 19, 2017, through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–1049] 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: Boh Bros. Construction Company, on behalf of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the swing span bridge across the Pearl River, mile 8.8, between Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and Pearlington, Hancock County, Mississippi. The deviation was requested to accommodate necessary repairs to the swing span operation due to the complexity of the work requiring rewiring. The draw currently operates under 33 CFR 117.486(b). For purposes of this deviation, the bridge over the Pearl River will be closed to marine traffic for three extended periods of time from Thursday, January 19, 2017, through Tuesday, March 21, 2017. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for the duration of these Phases. Phase I: A 12-day closure from 6 a.m. on January 19, 2017 through 5 p.m. on January 30, 2017. Phase II: A 10-day closure from 6 a.m. on February 9, 2017 through 5 p.m. on February 18, 2017. Phase III: A 10-day closure from 6 a.m. on March 12, 2017 through 5 p.m. on March 21, 2017. During all Three Phases, the work requires the removal of gear motors #1, #2, and #3, delivery to machine shop to replace bearings and seals, sandblasting and painting, removal of motor armature from input shaft, cutting and broaching of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:50 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 shafts, and repairing damaged conduit and wiring from the control house to span junction box. Due to the complexity of the work, it will require rewiring of electrical components and conducting testing and troubleshooting of the bridge to safely continue operation of the bridge. Any vessel with a vertical clearance requirement of less than 10 feet above mean high water in the closed-tonavigation position may pass beneath the bridge at any time. Navigation on the waterway consists of small tugs with and without tows, commercial vessels, and recreational craft, including sailboats. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies, and there is no alternate route. LDOTD has coordinated these closing with the Stennis Space Center and other waterway users. 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: December 14, 2016. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–30572 Filed 12–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–1056] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Calcasieu River, Westlake, 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 Westlake Bridge across the Calcasieu River, mile 36.4, at Westlake, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to repair and replace the existing lift rails and actuators on the east end of the bridge. These repairs are essential for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 to remain closed-to-navigation for a total of 36 hours on four different dates in December 2016 and January 2017. DATES: This temporary deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on Sunday, December 25, 2016 through noon on Monday, January 2, 2017, as discussed in greater detail below. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–1056] 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 Giselle MacDonald, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard, telephone (504) 671–2128, email Giselle.T.MacDonald@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Union Pacific Railroad requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the Westlake Swing-Span Bridge across the Calcasieu River, mile 36.4, at Westlake, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The vertical clearance of the bridge is 1.07 feet above Mean High Water, elevation 3.56 feet Mean Gulf Level in the closed-to-navigation position and unlimited in the open-to-navigation position. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there are no alternate routes available. Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with tows, fishing vessels and recreational craft. These closures will not have a significant effect on vessels that use the waterway in the determination and coordination with waterway users. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the draw shall open on signal for the passage of vessels. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closedto-navigation position for 36 hours, from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 25, 2016; from 6 a.m. through noon on Monday, December 26, 2016; from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2017; and from 6 a.m. through noon on Monday, January 2, 2017. 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: December 14, 2016. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–30576 Filed 12–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\20DER1.SGM 20DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 20, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 92664]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-30576]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-1056]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Calcasieu River, Westlake, 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 Westlake Bridge across the 
Calcasieu River, mile 36.4, at Westlake, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. 
The deviation is necessary to repair and replace the existing lift 
rails and actuators on the east end of the bridge. These repairs are 
essential for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for a total 
of 36 hours on four different dates in December 2016 and January 2017.

DATES: This temporary deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on Sunday, 
December 25, 2016 through noon on Monday, January 2, 2017, as discussed 
in greater detail below.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-1056] 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 Giselle MacDonald, Bridge 
Administration Branch, Coast Guard, telephone (504) 671-2128, email 
Giselle.T.MacDonald@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Union Pacific Railroad requested a 
temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the Westlake Swing-
Span Bridge across the Calcasieu River, mile 36.4, at Westlake, 
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
    The vertical clearance of the bridge is 1.07 feet above Mean High 
Water, elevation 3.56 feet Mean Gulf Level in the closed-to-navigation 
position and unlimited in the open-to-navigation position. The bridge 
will not be able to open for emergencies and there are no alternate 
routes available. Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with 
tows, fishing vessels and recreational craft. These closures will not 
have a significant effect on vessels that use the waterway in the 
determination and coordination with waterway users.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the draw shall open on signal for 
the passage of vessels. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain 
in the closed-to-navigation position for 36 hours, from 6 a.m. through 
6 p.m. on Sunday, December 25, 2016; from 6 a.m. through noon on 
Monday, December 26, 2016; from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. on Sunday, 
January 1, 2017; and from 6 a.m. through noon on Monday, January 2, 
2017.
    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: December 14, 2016.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-30576 Filed 12-19-16; 8:45 am]
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