Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Arthur Kill, Staten Island, NY & Elizabeth, NJ, 18989 [2017-08316]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 25, 2017 / Rules and Regulations PART 2005—[REMOVED] 8. Under the authority of 19 U.S.C. 2171(e)(3), remove part 2005. ■ Janice Kaye, Chief Counsel for Administrative Law, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2017–08364 Filed 4–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F7–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0292] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Arthur Kill, Staten Island, NY & Elizabeth, 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 Arthur Kill (AK) Railroad Bridge across the Arthur Kill, mile 11.6, at Staten Island, New York and Elizabeth, New Jersey. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closedto-navigation position to facilitate structural inspections. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9:45 a.m. on July 8, 2017 to 8:07 p.m. on July 16, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0292] 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 Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514–4330, email judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), the owner of the bridge, requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to facilitate structural inspections. The Arthur Kill Railroad Bridge across the Arthur Kill, mile 11.6, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 31 feet at mean high water and 35 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.702. Under this temporary deviation, the Arthur Kill Railroad Bridge shall remain in the closed position as follows: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Apr 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 July 8, 2017: 9:45 a.m. to 1:46 p.m. 3:46 p.m. to 7:53 p.m. July 9, 2017: 10:24 a.m. to 2:27 p.m. 4:27 p.m. to 8:27 p.m. July 15, 2017: 8:17 a.m. to 12:26 p.m. 2:26 p.m. to 6:52 p.m. July 16, 2017: 9:13 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m. to 8:07 p.m. The waterway is transited by commercial traffic. The Coast Guard notified various companies of the commercial oil and barge vessels and they have no objections to the temporary deviation. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterways through our Local Notice and Broadcast to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operations 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: April 20, 2017. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–08316 Filed 4–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0161] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Canaveral Barge Canal, Canaveral, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation with request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridge, mile 5.5 at Port Canaveral, Florida. This deviation is necessary to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 18989 to ensure the safety of the roadways while passengers are transiting to and from Cruise Terminal 10, which is used by Norwegian Cruise Line at Port Canaveral. Since the arrival of the cruise ship Norwegian Epic to the Port of Canaveral, massive traffic back-ups have been caused by the drawbridge openings. This deviation allows the bridge to not open to navigation during prime cruise ship passenger loading and unloading times on Saturdays. DATES: This deviation is effective from April 25, 2017 until October 23, 2017. Submit comments by June 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0161] 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. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact Mr. Michael Lieberum with the Seventh Coast Guard District Bridge Office; telephone 305–415–6744, email Michael.B.Lieberum@uscg.mil, for alternate instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Michael Lieberum with the Seventh Coast Guard District Bridge Office; telephone 305– 415–6744, email Michael.B.Lieberum@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Canaveral Port Authority, with concurrence from the bridge owner, Florida Department of Transportation have requested the Coast Guard consider changing the regulation of the SR401 Bridge across the Canaveral Barge Canal, Port Canaveral, FL to allow the bridge to not open to navigation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The current operating regulation is under 33 CFR 117.273. The bridge logs (insert the time period of the reviewed bridge logs) indicate that, at most, approximately nine vessels may be affected by establishing this three hour bridge closure on Saturdays. The majority of the opening requests were either at the beginning or end of this closure period; therefore, by adjusting their transits slightly there should be a negligible overall effect. This deviation is effective from April 25, 2017 until October 23, 2017. The Coast Guard will continue to evaluate the impact to mariners navigating this area during the closure periods and has requested comments be submitted during the first 60 days of this deviation. E:\FR\FM\25APR1.SGM 25APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 25, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0292]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Arthur Kill, Staten Island, NY & 
Elizabeth, NJ

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 Arthur Kill (AK) Railroad Bridge 
across the Arthur Kill, mile 11.6, at Staten Island, New York and 
Elizabeth, New Jersey. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow 
the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate 
structural inspections.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 9:45 a.m. on July 8, 2017 to 
8:07 p.m. on July 16, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2017-0292] 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 Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, 
First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514-4330, email 
judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), 
the owner of the bridge, requested a temporary deviation from the 
normal operating schedule to facilitate structural inspections. The 
Arthur Kill Railroad Bridge across the Arthur Kill, mile 11.6, has a 
vertical clearance in the closed position of 31 feet at mean high water 
and 35 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating 
regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.702.
    Under this temporary deviation, the Arthur Kill Railroad Bridge 
shall remain in the closed position as follows:

July 8, 2017:
    9:45 a.m. to 1:46 p.m.
    3:46 p.m. to 7:53 p.m.
July 9, 2017:
    10:24 a.m. to 2:27 p.m.
    4:27 p.m. to 8:27 p.m.
July 15, 2017:
    8:17 a.m. to 12:26 p.m.
    2:26 p.m. to 6:52 p.m.
July 16, 2017:
    9:13 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
    3:15 p.m. to 8:07 p.m.

    The waterway is transited by commercial traffic. The Coast Guard 
notified various companies of the commercial oil and barge vessels and 
they have no objections to the temporary deviation. Vessels able to 
pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The 
bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no 
immediate alternate route for vessels to pass.
    The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterways through our 
Local Notice and Broadcast to Mariners of the change in operating 
schedule for the bridge so that vessel operations 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: April 20, 2017.
C.J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-08316 Filed 4-24-17; 8:45 am]
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