Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA, 62250 [2018-26148]

Download as PDF 62250 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 232 / Monday, December 3, 2018 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–1013] 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 an inspection and bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from December 3, 2018 through 3 p.m. on December 14, 2018. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 7 a.m. on November 26, 2018, until December 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–1013 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 an inspection and maintenance of various mechanical components of the vertical lift span of the drawbridge. 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 khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Nov 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m.; Monday through Friday; from 7 a.m. on November 26, 2018, through 3 p.m. on December 14, 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 at least eight hours 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: November 27, 2018. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–26148 Filed 11–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–1033] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; South Branch of the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake, 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 Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge across the South Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 5.8, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate maintenance. This deviation allows the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from December 3, 2018 through 5 p.m. on December 13, 2018. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 7 a.m. on November 26, 2018, until December 3, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2018–1033] 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. Martin Bridges, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6422, email Martin.A.Bridges@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Norfolk Southern Corporation, owner and operator of the Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge across the South Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 5.8, at Chesapeake, VA, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating schedule to accommodate bridge maintenance to perform a tie replacement project. The current operating regulation is set out in 33 CFR 117.997(d). Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be maintained in the closedto-navigation position from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from November 26, 2018, through December 13, 2018. At all other times the bridge will operate per 33 CFR 117.997(d). The bridge has a vertical clearance of 7 feet above mean high water in the closed position. The South Branch of the Elizabeth River is used by a variety of vessels including deep draft ocean-going vessels, U.S. government vessels, small commercial vessels, recreational vessels and tug and barge traffic. The Coast Guard has carefully considered the nature and volume of vessel traffic on the waterway and coordinated with maritime stakeholders in publishing this temporary deviation. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so, after providing 15 minutes notice to the project supervisor at the bridge on VHF– FM channel 13. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies if at least a 1hour notice is given and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels unable to pass through the bridge in the closed position. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways E:\FR\FM\03DER1.SGM 03DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-1013]


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 an inspection and bridge maintenance. This deviation allows 
the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.

DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from December 
3, 2018 through 3 p.m. on December 14, 2018. For the purposes of 
enforcement, actual notice will be used from 7 a.m. on November 26, 
2018, until December 3, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2018-1013 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 an inspection and 
maintenance of various mechanical components of the vertical lift span 
of the drawbridge. 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 3 p.m.; Monday through Friday; 
from 7 a.m. on November 26, 2018, through 3 p.m. on December 14, 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 at 
least eight hours 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: November 27, 2018.
Hal R. Pitts,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
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