Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Reynolds Channel, Long Beach, New York, 13640-13641 [2018-06397]

Download as PDF 13640 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (c) Special local regulations. (1) Vessels transiting through the regulated area are to maintain the minimum speeds for safe navigation. (2) Vessel operators desiring to operate in the regulated area must contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to obtain permission to do so. The Captain of the Port Detroit (COTP) or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16 or at 313–568–9560. Vessel operators given permission to operate within the regulated area must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP or his on-scene representative. (3) The ‘‘on-scene representative’’ of the COTP Detroit is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer or a Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Detroit to act on his behalf. (4) Vessel operators shall contact the COTP Detroit or his on-scene representative to obtain permission to enter or operate within the special local regulation. The COTP Detroit or his onscene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16 or at 313–568– 9464. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the regulated area must comply with all directions given to them by the COTP Detroit or his onscene representative. Dated: March 23, 2018. Jeffrey W. Novak, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Detroit. [FR Doc. 2018–06466 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0227] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA 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 Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in the Sacramento Giant Race 5K/10K run/ walk. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Mar 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 21, 2018. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0227, 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. Coast Guard ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Carl T. Hausner, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510–437– 3516, email Carl.T.Hausner@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The California Department of Transportation has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Tower Drawbridge, mile 59.0, over the Sacramento River, at Sacramento, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 30 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw operates as required by 33 CFR 117.189(a). Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 21, 2018, to allow the community to participate in the Sacramento Giant Race 5K/10K run/ walk. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with the waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. 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 to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterway 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(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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 27, 2018. Carl T. Hausner, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–06461 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0241] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Reynolds Channel, Long Beach, New York 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 MTA Long Island Railroad Bridge across the Reynolds Channel, mile 4.4, at Long Beach, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to replace bridge timbers. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position. DATES: This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on April 7, 2018 to 12:01 a.m. on April 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0241 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 Stephanie E. Lopez, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514–4335, email Stephanie.E.Lopez@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The owner of the bridge, the MTA Long Island Railroad, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate the replacement of bridge timbers. The Long Island Railroad Bridge across the Reynolds Channel, mile 4.4, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 14 feet at mean high water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.5. This temporary deviation allows the Long Island Railroad Bridge to remain in the closed position as follows: 12:01 a.m. on April 7 to 4 a.m. on April 9; 12:01 a.m. on April 14 to 4 a.m. on April 16; 12:01 a.m. on April 21 to 12:01 a.m. on April 23; and 12:01 a.m. on April 28 to 12:01 a.m. on April 30. The waterway is transited by commercial and recreational traffic. Coordination with the waterway users has indicated no objection to the proposed closure of the drawbridge. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MRR1.SGM 30MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Vessels that are able to pass under the bridge in the closed position and may do so at any time. Although the bridge will not be able to open for emergencies, there is an alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform waterway users of the closure 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(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 26, 2018. Christopher J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–06397 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–1026] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Newark Bay, Newark, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation; modification, request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Lehigh Valley Railroad Bridge across the Newark Bay, mile 4.3, at Newark, New Jersey. This modified deviation extends an additional 90 days to test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This modified deviation allows the Lehigh Valley Bridge to operate under an alternate schedule to alleviate high volume of rail service across the Lehigh Valley Bridge and to better accommodate vessel traffic. DATES: This modified deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on April 1, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. on June 29, 2018. Comments and related material must reach by the Coast Guard on or before June 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Mar 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 2017–1026 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. If you have questions on this modified temporary deviation, call or email Judy K. Leung-Yee, Bridge Management Specialist, First District Bridge Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 212–514– 4336, email Judy.K.Leung-Yee@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis On December 19, 2017, the Coast Guard published a temporary deviation entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Newark Bay, Newark, NJ’’ in the Federal Register (82 FR 60116). That temporary deviation allows the bridge to test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed from January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018. The owner of the bridge, Consolidated Rail Corporation, requested a change to the Drawbridge Operation Regulations because the volume of train traffic and maneuvering of train movements from the adjacent rail yard across the bridge cause significant delays to marine traffic. The Lehigh Valley Bridge across the Newark Bay, mile 4.3, at Newark, New Jersey is a lift bridge with a vertical clearance of 35 feet at mean high water and 39 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.5 and 33 CFR 117.735. The waterway users are seasonal recreational vessels and commercial vessels of various sizes. Coordination with waterway users indicated no objection to extend the test period. The Coast Guard is publishing this modified temporary deviation to test the proposed regulation change to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is necessary to better balance the needs of marine and rail traffic. Under this modified deviation, in effect from 12:01 a.m. on April 1, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. on June 29, 2018, the Lehigh Valley Bridge will open on signal if at least one hour advance notice is given. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. There are no alternate routes. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 13641 The Coast Guard contacted the waterway users regarding extending the current temporary deviation in order to continue testing a proposed change to the Drawbridge Operation Regulations. No objections were received. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners and other appropriate local media of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operators may 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. II. Public Participation and Request for Comments We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicating the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any person information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, visit http:// www.regulations.gov/privacynotice. Documents mentioned in this notice as being available in this docket and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. Dated: March 26, 2018. Christopher J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–06424 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\30MRR1.SGM 30MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 62 (Friday, March 30, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 13640-13641]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-06397]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0241]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Reynolds Channel, Long Beach, 
New York

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the MTA Long Island Railroad Bridge 
across the Reynolds Channel, mile 4.4, at Long Beach, New York. This 
temporary deviation is necessary to replace bridge timbers. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on April 7, 2018 to 
12:01 a.m. on April 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2018-0241 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 Stephanie E. Lopez, Project Officer, 
First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514-4335, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The owner of the bridge, the MTA Long Island 
Railroad, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate the replacement 
of bridge timbers. The Long Island Railroad Bridge across the Reynolds 
Channel, mile 4.4, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 
14 feet at mean high water. The existing bridge operating regulations 
are found at 33 CFR 117.5.
    This temporary deviation allows the Long Island Railroad Bridge to 
remain in the closed position as follows:
    12:01 a.m. on April 7 to 4 a.m. on April 9;
    12:01 a.m. on April 14 to 4 a.m. on April 16;
    12:01 a.m. on April 21 to 12:01 a.m. on April 23; and
    12:01 a.m. on April 28 to 12:01 a.m. on April 30.
    The waterway is transited by commercial and recreational traffic. 
Coordination with the waterway users has indicated no objection to the 
proposed closure of the drawbridge.

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Vessels that are able to pass under the bridge in the closed position 
and may do so at any time. Although the bridge will not be able to open 
for emergencies, there is an alternate route for vessels to pass.
    The Coast Guard will also inform waterway users of the closure 
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(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 26, 2018.
Christopher J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-06397 Filed 3-29-18; 8:45 am]
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