Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Newtown Creek, Dutch Kills, English Kills, and Their Tributaries, NY, 37677 [05-12931]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Rules and Regulations under the authority of Pub. L. 102–587, 106 Stat. 5039. 2. § 117.103 is revised to read as follows: I § 117.103 Bayou La Batre. The draw of SR 188 Bridge, mile 2.3, at Bayou La Batre, will open on signal every hour on the hour daily between 4 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Sunday. The bridge need not open for the passage of vessels on the hours of 7 a.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Monday through Friday the draw will open on signal for the passage of vessels at 3:30 p.m. The bridge will remain closed to marine traffic from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily except for emergencies. Dated: June 22, 2005. Robert F. Duncan, Rear Admiral, U. S. Coast Guard Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 05–12925 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] (NYCDOT), requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations to facilitate rehabilitation repairs at the bridge. The bridge must remain in the closed position to perform these repairs. Under this temporary deviation the NYCDOT Metropolitan Avenue Bridge may remain in the closed position from July 8, 2005 through July 22, 2005 and from July 25, 2005 through August 31, 2005. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35, and will be performed with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as soon as possible. Dated: June 23, 2005. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 05–12931 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD05–05–033] [CGD01–05–058] RIN 1625–AA87 Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Newtown Creek, Dutch Kills, English Kills, and Their Tributaries, NY Security Zone; Georgetown Channel, Potomac River, Washington, DC Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge, mile 3.4, across English Kills at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position from July 8, 2005 through July 22, 2005 and from July 25, 2005 through August 31, 2005. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. DATES: This deviation is effective from July 8, 2005 through August 31, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668–7195. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Metropolitan Avenue Bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 10 feet at mean high water and 15 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.801(e). The owner of the bridge, New York City Department of Transportation SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:12 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the waters of the upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the security of a large number of visitors to the annual July 4th celebration on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The security zone will allow for control of a designated area of the river and safeguard spectators and high-ranking officials. DATES: This rule is effective from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time on July 4, 2005. ADDRESSES: 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 CGD05–05–033 and are available for inspection or copying at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Waterways Management Division, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ronald Houck, at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Waterways Management PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 37677 Division, at telephone number (410) 576–2674 or (410) 576–2693. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information On May 6, 2005, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Security Zone; Georgetown Channel, Potomac River, Washington, DC’’ in the Federal Register (70 FR 23948). We received seven pieces of written correspondence commenting on the proposed rule. Based on these comments we reduced the size of the security zone. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Immediate action is needed to protect the public from waterborne acts of sabotage or terrorism. Any delay in the effective date of this rule is contrary to the public interest. Background and Purpose Due to increased awareness that future terrorist attacks are possible, the Coast Guard, as lead Federal agency for maritime homeland security, has determined that the Captain of the Port Baltimore must have the means to be aware of, deter, detect, intercept, and respond to asymmetric threats, acts of aggression, and attacks by terrorists on the American homeland while still maintaining our freedoms and sustaining the flow of commerce. This security zone is part of a comprehensive port security regime designed to safeguard human life, vessels, and waterfront facilities against sabotage or terrorist attacks. In this particular rulemaking, to address the aforementioned security concerns, and to take steps to prevent the catastrophic impact that a terrorist attack against a large number of spectators and high-ranking officials during the annual July 4th celebration would have on the public interest, the Coast Guard is establishing a security zone that extends 75 yards from the eastern shore upon the waters of the Georgetown Channel of the Potomac River, from the surface to the bottom, between the Long Railroad Bridge (the most eastern bridge of the 5-span, Fourteenth Street Bridge Complex) to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge and all waters in between, totally including the waters of the Georgetown Channel Tidal Basin. This security zone will help the Coast Guard to prevent vessels or persons from engaging in terrorist actions against a large number of spectators and high-ranking officials during the annual E:\FR\FM\30JNR1.SGM 30JNR1

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[FR Doc No: 05-12931]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[CGD01-05-058]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Newtown Creek, Dutch Kills, 
English Kills, and Their Tributaries, NY

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 
Metropolitan Avenue Bridge, mile 3.4, across English Kills at New York 
City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in 
the closed position from July 8, 2005 through July 22, 2005 and from 
July 25, 2005 through August 31, 2005. This temporary deviation is 
necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance.

DATES: This deviation is effective from July 8, 2005 through August 31, 
2005.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Metropolitan Avenue Bridge has a 
vertical clearance in the closed position of 10 feet at mean high water 
and 15 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation 
regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.801(e).
    The owner of the bridge, New York City Department of Transportation 
(NYCDOT), requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation 
regulations to facilitate rehabilitation repairs at the bridge. The 
bridge must remain in the closed position to perform these repairs.
    Under this temporary deviation the NYCDOT Metropolitan Avenue 
Bridge may remain in the closed position from July 8, 2005 through July 
22, 2005 and from July 25, 2005 through August 31, 2005.
    This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 
33 CFR 117.35, and will be performed with all due speed in order to 
return the bridge to normal operation as soon as possible.

    Dated: June 23, 2005.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 05-12931 Filed 6-29-05; 8:45 am]
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