Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Connecticut River, CT, 20469 [05-7899]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 20, 2005 / Rules and Regulations a categorical exclusion under section 2.B.2 of the Instruction. Therefore, this rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction, from further environmental documentation. This final rule involves modifying the existing drawbridge operation regulation for a benefit of all modes of transportation. It will not have any impact on the environment. regulations for the Amtrak Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge, mile 3.4, across the Connecticut River, Connecticut. This deviation from the regulations allows scheduled bridge openings every two hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day from April 11, 2005 through April 30, 2005. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate electrical repairs at the bridge. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. DATES: Regulations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This deviation is effective from April 11, 2005 through April 30, 2005. For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Coast Guard is amending part 117 of title 33, Code of Federal Regulations as follows: I PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g); section 117.255 also issued under the authority of Pub. L. 102–587, 106 Stat. 5039. 2. § 117.455 is revised to read as follows: I § 117.455 Houma Navigation Canal. The draw of SR 661 (Houma Nav Canal) bridge, mile 36.0, at Houma, shall open on signal; except that, the draw need not open for the passage of vessels Monday through Friday except Federal holidays from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., from 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dated: April 8, 2005. R.F. Duncan, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 05–7898 Filed 4–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668–7195. The Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge, at mile 3.4, across the Connecticut River has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 19 feet at mean high water and 22 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.205(b). The owner of the bridge, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operating regulations to facilitate scheduled electrical repairs at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation the Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge shall open on signal at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. from April 11, 2005 through April 30, 2005. From 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. the draw shall open on signal as soon as practicable for all noncommercial vessels that can not pass under the closed draws, but in no case shall the delay be more than 20 minutes from the time the opening was requested. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(c), this work will be performed with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as soon as possible. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 11, 2005. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 05–7899 Filed 4–19–05; 8:45 am] Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD01–05–026] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Connecticut River, CT Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD08–05–003] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Houma, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the SR 315 (Bayou Dularge) bascule bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 59.9 west of Harvey Lock, in Houma, Louisiana. An increase in traffic during the noontime time period facilitated a request to allow the bridge to remain closed to navigation for two (2), 30-minute periods in the middle of the day. These closures will allow local workers to transit the area with minimal delays during the noontime lunch period. DATES: This rule is effective May 20, 2005. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket [CGD08–05–003] and are available for inspection or copying at the office of the Eighth Coast Guard District, Bridge Administration Branch, 501 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130–3396, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Bridge Administration Branch maintains the public docket for this rulemaking. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Frank, Bridge Administration Branch, at (504) 589–2965. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Regulatory History On January 28, 2005, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled, ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Houma, LA,’’ in the Federal Register (70 FR 4074). We received four letters commenting on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. The U. S. Coast Guard, at the request of the State of Louisiana, Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD), and supported by the Terrebonne Parish Council, is modifying SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation 14:52 Apr 19, 2005 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Background and Purpose ACTION: VerDate jul<14>2003 20469 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20APR1.SGM 20APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 20, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 20469]
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[FR Doc No: 05-7899]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[CGD01-05-026]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Connecticut River, CT

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the 
Amtrak Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge, mile 3.4, across the Connecticut 
River, Connecticut. This deviation from the regulations allows 
scheduled bridge openings every two hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
each day from April 11, 2005 through April 30, 2005. This deviation is 
necessary in order to facilitate electrical repairs at the bridge.

DATES: This deviation is effective from April 11, 2005 through April 
30, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First 
Coast Guard District, at (212) 668-7195.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge, at mile 
3.4, across the Connecticut River has a vertical clearance in the 
closed position of 19 feet at mean high water and 22 feet at mean low 
water. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are listed at 33 
CFR 117.205(b).
    The owner of the bridge, National Railroad Passenger Corporation 
(Amtrak), requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operating 
regulations to facilitate scheduled electrical repairs at the bridge.
    Under this temporary deviation the Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge 
shall open on signal at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. 
from April 11, 2005 through April 30, 2005. From 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. the 
draw shall open on signal as soon as practicable for all non-commercial 
vessels that can not pass under the closed draws, but in no case shall 
the delay be more than 20 minutes from the time the opening was 
requested.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(c), this work will be performed 
with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as 
soon as possible. This deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: April 11, 2005.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 05-7899 Filed 4-19-05; 8:45 am]
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