Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Middle River, Between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA, 53813 [2018-23368]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (b) From 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except federal holidays the draw need not open. Dated: October 22, 2018. Paul F. Thomas, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–23367 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0974] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Middle River, Between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, 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 San Joaquin County (Bacon Island Road) highway bridge across Middle River, mile 8.6, between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA. The deviation is necessary due to a scheduled public utility power outage, resulting in no power to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. on November 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0974, 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 Carl T. Hausner, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510–437– 3516, email Carl.T.Hausner@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The San Joaquin County Department of Public Works has requested a temporary change to the operation of the San Joaquin County (Bacon Island Road) highway bridge, across Middle River, mile 8.6, between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 8 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw operates as required by 33 CFR 117.171(a). Navigation on the daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:53 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 waterway is commercial and recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 3, 2018, to allow Pacific Gas & Electric secure power to the bridge to perform necessary work on a transformer. 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 anytime. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies. Old River can be used as an alternate 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: October 22, 2018. Carl T. Hausner District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–23368 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0972] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River—Eastern Branch, Norfolk, 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 Berkley (U.S. 460/S.R. 337) Bridge across the Elizabeth River—Eastern Branch, mile 0.4, at Norfolk, VA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate testing of the emergency drive motors. DATES: This deviation is effective from 2:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. on October 28, 2018. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53813 The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2018–0972], 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. ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Mickey Sanders, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6587, email Mickey.D.Sanders2@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Virginia Department of Transportation, who owns and operates the Berkley (U.S. 460/S.R. 337) Bridge across the Elizabeth River—Eastern Branch, mile 0.4, at Norfolk, VA, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation set out in 33 CFR 117.1007(b), to facilitate testing of the emergency drive motor on both spans of the bridge. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed-tonavigation position from 2:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. on October 28, 2018. The drawbridge has two spans, each with double-leaf bascule draws, and both spans have a vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation position of 48 feet above mean high water. The Elizabeth River—Eastern Branch is transited by recreational vessels, tug and barge traffic, fishing vessels, and small commercial 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 bridges in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge spans will not be able to open in case of an emergency 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 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25OCR1.SGM 25OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0974]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Middle River, Between Bacon 
Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA

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 San Joaquin County (Bacon Island 
Road) highway bridge across Middle River, mile 8.6, between Bacon 
Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA. The deviation is necessary due to a 
scheduled public utility power outage, resulting in no power to the 
bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-
navigation position.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. on 
November 3, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2018-0974, 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 Carl T. Hausner, Chief, Bridge 
Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510-437-3516, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The San Joaquin County Department of Public 
Works has requested a temporary change to the operation of the San 
Joaquin County (Bacon Island Road) highway bridge, across Middle River, 
mile 8.6, between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA. The 
drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 8 feet 
above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw 
operates as required by 33 CFR 117.171(a). Navigation on the waterway 
is commercial and recreational.
    The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position 
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 3, 2018, to allow Pacific Gas & 
Electric secure power to the bridge to perform necessary work on a 
transformer. 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 anytime. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies. 
Old River can be used as an alternate 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: October 22, 2018.
Carl T. Hausner
District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-23368 Filed 10-24-18; 8:45 am]
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