Delay of effective date for temporary deviation from regulations.
The Coast Guard is modifying the effective date of a published temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company swing span bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The modification of the date is necessary due to a delay in the scheduled arrival of repair equipment. The deviation is necessary to complete scheduled repairs necessitated by a bridge allision. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for sixteen consecutive hours.
This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012.
Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-0652 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0652 in the “Keyword” box and then clicking “Search”. They are also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
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On July 20, 2012, the Coast published a notice of temporary deviation from regulations in the Federal Register (77 FR 42637). The BNSF Railway Company requested this temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the swing span railroad bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, for August 16, 2012, to perform repairs necessitated by an allision. Due to delay in production and delivery of repair equipment, the BNSF Railway requested a modification to the effective date from August 16, 2012 to September 13, 2012. The bridge provides no vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation position.
Notices will be published in the Eighth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and will be broadcast via the Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners System.
In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the bridge currently opens on signal for the passage of vessels. This deviation allows the vertical lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012.
In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.
Dated: July 24, 2012.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-18997 Filed 8-2-12; 8:45 am]
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