Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC, 10960 [2017-03192]

Download as PDF 10960 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 32 / Friday, February 17, 2017 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0054] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC 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 U.S. 70 (Alfred A. Cunningham) Bridge across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the 2017 Neuse River Bridge Run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on March 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0054], 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. Mickey Sanders, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6587, email Mickey.D.Sanders2@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The event director, Game On Inc., with approval from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, who owns and operates the U.S. 70 (Alfred A. Cunningham) Bridge across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations. This temporary deviation is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the 2017 Neuse River Bridge Run. The bridge is a double bascule bridge and has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 14 feet above mean high water. The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.843(a). Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on March 11, 2017. The Trent River is used by a variety of vessels including small commercial vessels and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully coordinated the restrictions with mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Feb 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 waterway users in publishing this temporary deviation. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate 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 Notice to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impacts caused by this 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: February 13, 2017. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–03192 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0071] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atchafalaya River, Morgan City, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Morgan City Railroad Bridge across the Atchafalaya River (also known as Berwick Bay), mile 17.5 [Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route), mile 0.3] in Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to perform maintenance needed for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows for the bridge to remain closed-tonavigation for two (2) separate two-day periods between Thursday, March 9, 2017, and Friday, March 17, 2017. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, through 9 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017. SUMMARY: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0071] is ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 BNSF Railway requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the Morgan City Railroad vertical lift drawbridge across Atchafalaya River, (aka Berwick Bay), mile 17.5 [GIWW (Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route), mile 0.3] in Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to install new Conley joints, transition rails and track panels on the west side of the bridge’s north and south rails. For the purposes of this deviation, the bridge will be allowed to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. From 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. the bridge will be opened for the passage of vessels. The bridge will again be closed-to-navigation from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This schedule will occur for two (2) separate two-day periods, on March 9 through 10, and on March 16 through March 17, 2017. At all other times the bridge will operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5. The vertical clearance of the bridge is 4 feet above mean high water (MHW), elevation 8.2 feet above MHW in the closed-to-navigation position and 73 feet above MHW in open-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with tows, oil industry related work and crew boats, commercial fishing vessels and some recreational crafts. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and the Morgan CityPort Allen Landside route through Amelia, LA can be used as an alternate route. The Coast Guard will 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 transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35, 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. E:\FR\FM\17FER1.SGM 17FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 32 (Friday, February 17, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0054]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC

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 U.S. 70 (Alfred A. Cunningham) 
Bridge across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation 
is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and 
vehicles during the 2017 Neuse River Bridge Run. This deviation allows 
the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on March 
11, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2017-0054], 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. Mickey Sanders, Bridge 
Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398-
6587, email Mickey.D.Sanders2@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The event director, Game On Inc., with 
approval from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, who owns 
and operates the U.S. 70 (Alfred A. Cunningham) Bridge across the Trent 
River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC, has requested a temporary deviation 
from the current operating regulations. This temporary deviation is 
necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles 
during the 2017 Neuse River Bridge Run. The bridge is a double bascule 
bridge and has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 14 feet 
above mean high water.
    The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.843(a). 
Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be maintained in the 
closed-to-navigation position from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on March 11, 
2017. The Trent River is used by a variety of vessels including small 
commercial vessels 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 position may 
do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and 
there is no immediate alternate 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 
Notice to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge 
so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impacts 
caused by this 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: February 13, 2017.
Hal R. Pitts,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-03192 Filed 2-16-17; 8:45 am]
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