Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA, 18226 [2018-08762]

Download as PDF 18226 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 81 / Thursday, April 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations position from 8 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. on April 28, 2018. The Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay is used by a variety of vessels small fishing vessels and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully considered the nature and volume of vessel traffic on the waterway 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 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 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: April 19, 2018. Jerry R. Barnes, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–08754 Filed 4–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0228] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA 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 413/ Burlington-Bristol bridge, which carries SR 413 across the Delaware River, mile 117.8, between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. DATES: The deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on May 1, 2018, through 6 p.m. on September 30, 2018. rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Apr 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0228 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 Burlington County Bridge Commission, owner and operator of the SR 413/ Burlington-Bristol bridge, that carries SR 413 across the Delaware River, mile 117.8, between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating schedule to facilitate bridge maintenance and painting of the vertical lift span of the drawbridge. During the maintenance period a work platform will reduce one half of the bridge span vertical clearance to approximately 58 feet above mean high water in the closed position and approximately 132 feet above mean high water in the open position. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 135 feet above mean high water in the open position, and 61 feet above mean high water in the closed position. The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.716. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m.; Monday through Friday; and from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m.; Saturday through Sunday; from 7 a.m. on May 1, 2018, through 6 p.m. on September 30, 2018. The Delaware River is used by a variety of vessels including deep draft commercial vessels, U.S. government and 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 open on signal, if two hour prior notification is given. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies 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 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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: April 19, 2018. Jerry R. Barnes, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–08762 Filed 4–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0257] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ. This deviation will test the remote operation system of the drawbridge to determine whether the bridge can be safely operated from a remote location. This deviation will allow the bridge to be remotely operated from the Conrail South Jersey dispatch center in Mount Laurel, NJ, instead of being operated by an on-site bridge tender. DATES: This modified deviation is effective without actual notice from April 26, 2018 through 7:59 a.m. on October 16, 2018. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 8 a.m. on April 19, 2018, until April 26, 2018. Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before August 17, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2016–0257 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26APR1.SGM 26APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 81 (Thursday, April 26, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 18226]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08762]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0228]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Burlington, NJ 
and Bristol, PA

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 413/Burlington-Bristol bridge, 
which carries SR 413 across the Delaware River, mile 117.8, between 
Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. The deviation is necessary to 
facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to 
remain in the closed-to-navigation position.

DATES: The deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on May 1, 2018, through 6 
p.m. on September 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2018-0228 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 [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Burlington County Bridge Commission, 
owner and operator of the SR 413/Burlington-Bristol bridge, that 
carries SR 413 across the Delaware River, mile 117.8, between 
Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA, has requested a temporary deviation 
from the current operating schedule to facilitate bridge maintenance 
and painting of the vertical lift span of the drawbridge. During the 
maintenance period a work platform will reduce one half of the bridge 
span vertical clearance to approximately 58 feet above mean high water 
in the closed position and approximately 132 feet above mean high water 
in the open position. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 135 feet 
above mean high water in the open position, and 61 feet above mean high 
water in the closed position.
    The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.716. Under 
this temporary deviation, the bridge will be in the closed-to-
navigation position from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m.; Monday through Friday; 
and from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m.; Saturday through Sunday; from 7 a.m. on 
May 1, 2018, through 6 p.m. on September 30, 2018.
    The Delaware River is used by a variety of vessels including deep 
draft commercial vessels, U.S. government and 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 open on signal, if two 
hour prior notification is given. The bridge will not be able to open 
for emergencies 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: April 19, 2018.
Jerry R. Barnes,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-08762 Filed 4-25-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P