Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chincoteague Channel, Chincoteague Island, VA, 16106 [2017-06448]

Download as PDF 16106 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 62 / Monday, April 3, 2017 / Rules and Regulations bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), both drawbridges must return to their regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: March 28, 2017. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–06472 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0239] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chincoteague Channel, Chincoteague Island, VA 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 175 Bridge which carries SR 175 across the Chincoteague Channel, mile 3.5 (physically situated at mile 3.9), at Chincoteague Island, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the biennial bridge inspection. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position. DATES: The deviation is effective from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0239] 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 Virginia Department of Transportation, owner and operator of the SR 175 Bridge that carries SR 175 across the Chincoteague Channel, mile 3.5 (physically situated at mile 3.9), at mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Mar 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 Chincoteague Island, VA, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating schedule to facilitate the biennial bridge inspection of the bascule span for the drawbridge. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 15 feet above mean high water (MHW) in the closed position and unlimited vertical clearance in the open position. The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.1005. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The Chincoteague Channel is used by a variety of vessels including public vessels, small 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 pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies, if at least 30 minutes notice is given, and 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 waterway through our Local Notice 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: March 28, 2017. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–06448 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0183] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atchafalaya River, Morgan City, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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) days, 7 hours each day. DATES: This deviation is effective from 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, through 1 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0183] 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 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 lay new rails across the bridge from the east approach to the west approach. For the purpose of this deviation, the bridge will be allowed to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 and from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03APR1.SGM 03APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0239]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chincoteague Channel, 
Chincoteague Island, VA

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 175 Bridge which carries SR 175 
across the Chincoteague Channel, mile 3.5 (physically situated at mile 
3.9), at Chincoteague Island, VA. The deviation is necessary to 
facilitate the biennial bridge inspection. This deviation allows the 
bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.

DATES: The deviation is effective from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. on 
Thursday, April 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2017-0239] 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 Virginia Department of Transportation, 
owner and operator of the SR 175 Bridge that carries SR 175 across the 
Chincoteague Channel, mile 3.5 (physically situated at mile 3.9), at 
Chincoteague Island, VA, has requested a temporary deviation from the 
current operating schedule to facilitate the biennial bridge inspection 
of the bascule span for the drawbridge. The bridge has a vertical 
clearance of 15 feet above mean high water (MHW) in the closed position 
and unlimited vertical clearance in the open position.
    The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.1005. Under 
this temporary deviation, the bridge will be maintained in the closed-
to-navigation position from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 
6, 2017. The Chincoteague Channel is used by a variety of vessels 
including public vessels, small 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 pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation 
position may do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open for 
emergencies, if at least 30 minutes notice is given, and 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 waterway through our Local Notice 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: March 28, 2017.
Hal R. Pitts,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-06448 Filed 3-31-17; 8:45 am]
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