Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, LaCrosse, WI, 55100 [2018-23937]

Download as PDF 55100 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: October 24, 2018. Douglas A. Blakemore, Bridge Administrator, U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District. [FR Doc. 2018–24048 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0995] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, LaCrosse, WI 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 LaCrosse Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 699.8, at LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The deviation is necessary to facilitate repairs essential for the safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for approximately four (4) hours weekdays. DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. November 5, 2018 through 9 a.m. December 14, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0995 is available at https://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. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone 314–269–2378, email Eric.Washburn@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Central Pacific Railway, the owner and operator of the LaCrosse Railroad Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 699.8, at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, requested a temporary deviation from the current operating schedule to make repairs essential for the safe operation of the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Nov 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 drawbridge. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 21.9 feet above normal pool in the closed-to-navigation position. This drawbridge currently operates under 33 CFR 117.5. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. commencing on November 5, 2018 through December 14, 2018. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received. The Coast Guard has carefully considered the restrictions with waterway users in publishing this 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 are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Upper Mississippi River. The Coast Guard will inform users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so the vessel operators can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by this 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 29, 2018. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2018–23937 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0996] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Croix River, Stillwater, MN Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Stillwater Highway Bridge across the St. Croix River, mile 23.4, at Stillwater, Minnesota to facilitate required repair work while minimizing potential navigation SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 impacts. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position during the winter season. This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. November 1, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. April 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0996, is available at https://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. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone 314–269–2378, email Eric.Washburn@ uscg.mil. DATES: The Minnesota Department of Transportation requested a temporary deviation for the Stillwater Highway Drawbridge, across the St. Croix River, mile 23.4, at Stillwater, Minnesota to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the winter season, starting 12:01 a.m. on November 1, 2018 and ending 11:59 p.m. on April 27, 2018 in order to complete needed repairs. The Stillwater Highway Bridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.667(b). The Stillwater Highway Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 10.9 feet above normal pool in the closed-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial sightseeing/ dinner cruise boats and recreational watercraft. 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 also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in the 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: October 29, 2018. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0995]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, 
LaCrosse, WI

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 LaCrosse Railroad Drawbridge across 
the Upper Mississippi River, mile 699.8, at LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The 
deviation is necessary to facilitate repairs essential for the safe 
operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain 
in the closed-to-navigation position for approximately four (4) hours 
weekdays.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. November 5, 2018 through 
9 a.m. December 14, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2018-0995 is available 
at https://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. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge 
Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone 314-269-2378, 
email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Central Pacific Railway, the owner and 
operator of the LaCrosse Railroad Drawbridge, across the Upper 
Mississippi River, mile 699.8, at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, requested a 
temporary deviation from the current operating schedule to make repairs 
essential for the safe operation of the drawbridge. The bridge has a 
vertical clearance of 21.9 feet above normal pool in the closed-to-
navigation position. This drawbridge currently operates under 33 CFR 
117.5. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-
navigation position weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. commencing on 
November 5, 2018 through December 14, 2018. Navigation on the waterway 
consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft. This 
temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No 
objections were received. The Coast Guard has carefully considered the 
restrictions with waterway users in publishing this 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 are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of 
the Upper Mississippi River. The Coast Guard will inform users of the 
waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the 
change in operating schedule for the bridge so the vessel operators can 
arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by this 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 29, 2018.
Eric A. Washburn,
Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers.
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