Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ, 18226-18227 [2018-08763]

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 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 81 / Thursday, April 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Hal R. Pitts, Fifth Coast Guard District (dpb); telephone (757) 398–6222, email Hal.R.Pitts@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis On April 12, 2017, we published a notification in the Federal Register entitled, ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ’’ announcing a temporary deviation from the regulations, with request for comments (see 82 FR 17562). The purpose of the deviation was to test the newly installed remote operation system of the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ, owned and operated by Conrail Shared Assets. The installation of the remote operation system did not change the operational schedule of the bridge.1 On June 30, 2017, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled, ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ’’ (see 82 FR 29800). The original comment period closed on August 18, 2017. On October 18, 2017, we published a notification in the Federal Register entitled, ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ’’ announcing a second temporary deviation from the regulations, with request for comments (see 82 FR 48419). This temporary deviation commenced at 8 a.m. on October 21, 2017, and will conclude at 7:59 a.m. on April 19, 2018. This notification included a request for comments and related material to reach the Coast Guard on or before January 15, 2018.2 On December 6, 2017, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period; entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ’’ in the Federal Register (see 82 FR 57561). This notification included a request for comments and related material to reach the Coast Guard on or before January 15, 2018. rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES 1A full description of the remote operation system is outlined in the aforementioned publication, which can be found at http:// regulations.gov. (See ADDRESSES for more information). 2 Detailed information concerning this second test deviation is contained in the Background, Purpose and Legal Basis paragraphs of the aforementioned publication, which can be found at http:// regulations.gov, (see ADDRESSES for more information). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Apr 25, 2018 Jkt 244001 On January 22, 2018, we published a notification of temporary deviation from regulations; reopening comment period; entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ’’ in the Federal Register (see 83 FR 2909). This notification included a request for comments and related material to reach the Coast Guard on or before March 2, 2018. On February 15, 2018, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening comment period; entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ’’ in the Federal Register (see 83 FR 6821). This notification included a request for comments and related material to reach the Coast Guard on or before March 2, 2018. The Coast Guard has reviewed 25 comments posted to the docket, six reports with supporting documentation submitted by the bridge owner during the initial and second temporary deviations, and other information concerning the remote operation system of the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge. Through this review, the Coast Guard has found that further testing and evaluation of the remote operation system of the drawbridge is necessary before making a decision on the proposed regulation. The Coast Guard has issued a third temporary deviation from 8 a.m. on April 19, 2018, through 7:59 a.m. on October 16, 2018, to provide sufficient time for further testing and evaluation of the remote operation system of the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge. During this temporary deviation, the following changes have been implemented: (1) The on-site bridge tender will be removed from the bridge, (2) qualified personnel will return and operate the bridge within 60 minutes if the remote operation system is considered in a failed condition,3 and (3) comments concerning the utility and value of the automated identification system (AIS) are requested. This deviation 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 3 The conditions in which the remote operation system will be considered in a failed condition are detailed in the Supplementary Information: III. Discussion of Proposed Rule section of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which can be found at: http://regulations.gov, (see ADDRESSES for more information). PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 18227 outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. 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 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 personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, visit http:// www.regulations.gov/privacynotice. Documents mentioned in this notification 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: April 19, 2018. Jerry R. Barnes, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–08763 Filed 4–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2018–0234] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Lake Michigan, Calumet Harbor, Chicago, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on Lake Michigan in Calumet Harbor, in Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after a lakebed rock removal operation involving explosives. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26APR1.SGM 26APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 81 (Thursday, April 26, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-08763]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0257]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken 
Township, NJ

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Hal R. Pitts, Fifth Coast Guard 
District (dpb); telephone (757) 398-6222, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis

    On April 12, 2017, we published a notification in the Federal 
Register entitled, ``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, 
Pennsauken Township, NJ'' announcing a temporary deviation from the 
regulations, with request for comments (see 82 FR 17562). The purpose 
of the deviation was to test the newly installed remote operation 
system of the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware 
River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ, owned and operated by 
Conrail Shared Assets. The installation of the remote operation system 
did not change the operational schedule of the bridge.\1\
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    \1\ A full description of the remote operation system is 
outlined in the aforementioned publication, which can be found at 
http://regulations.gov. (See ADDRESSES for more information).
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    On June 30, 2017, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) entitled, ``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, 
Pennsauken Township, NJ'' (see 82 FR 29800). The original comment 
period closed on August 18, 2017.
    On October 18, 2017, we published a notification in the Federal 
Register entitled, ``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, 
Pennsauken Township, NJ'' announcing a second temporary deviation from 
the regulations, with request for comments (see 82 FR 48419). This 
temporary deviation commenced at 8 a.m. on October 21, 2017, and will 
conclude at 7:59 a.m. on April 19, 2018. This notification included a 
request for comments and related material to reach the Coast Guard on 
or before January 15, 2018.\2\
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    \2\ Detailed information concerning this second test deviation 
is contained in the Background, Purpose and Legal Basis paragraphs 
of the aforementioned publication, which can be found at http://regulations.gov, (see ADDRESSES for more information).
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    On December 6, 2017, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking; 
reopening of comment period; entitled ``Drawbridge Operation 
Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ'' in the Federal 
Register (see 82 FR 57561). This notification included a request for 
comments and related material to reach the Coast Guard on or before 
January 15, 2018.
    On January 22, 2018, we published a notification of temporary 
deviation from regulations; reopening comment period; entitled 
``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, 
NJ'' in the Federal Register (see 83 FR 2909). This notification 
included a request for comments and related material to reach the Coast 
Guard on or before March 2, 2018.
    On February 15, 2018, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking; 
reopening comment period; entitled ``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; 
Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ'' in the Federal Register (see 
83 FR 6821). This notification included a request for comments and 
related material to reach the Coast Guard on or before March 2, 2018.
    The Coast Guard has reviewed 25 comments posted to the docket, six 
reports with supporting documentation submitted by the bridge owner 
during the initial and second temporary deviations, and other 
information concerning the remote operation system of the DELAIR 
Memorial Railroad Bridge. Through this review, the Coast Guard has 
found that further testing and evaluation of the remote operation 
system of the drawbridge is necessary before making a decision on the 
proposed regulation. The Coast Guard has issued a third temporary 
deviation from 8 a.m. on April 19, 2018, through 7:59 a.m. on October 
16, 2018, to provide sufficient time for further testing and evaluation 
of the remote operation system of the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge.
    During this temporary deviation, the following changes have been 
implemented: (1) The on-site bridge tender will be removed from the 
bridge, (2) qualified personnel will return and operate the bridge 
within 60 minutes if the remote operation system is considered in a 
failed condition,\3\ and (3) comments concerning the utility and value 
of the automated identification system (AIS) are requested. This 
deviation is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.
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    \3\ The conditions in which the remote operation system will be 
considered in a failed condition are detailed in the Supplementary 
Information: III. Discussion of Proposed Rule section of the Notice 
of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which can be found at: http://regulations.gov, (see ADDRESSES for more information).
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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, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation.
    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 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 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the 
docket, visit http://www.regulations.gov/privacynotice.
    Documents mentioned in this notification 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: April 19, 2018.
Jerry R. Barnes,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-08763 Filed 4-25-18; 8:45 am]
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