Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Jones Beach, NY, 32005-32006 [E7-11179]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 111 / Monday, June 11, 2007 / Rules and Regulations holidays, the draw shall open on signal, every hour on the hour, if at least a halfhour notice is given. In addition, the bridge need not open from 9:30 p.m. to midnight on June 30, 2007 and the rain date July 1, 2007, and from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 4, 2007, for the annual fireworks display. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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: June 1, 2007. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E7–11178 Filed 6–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P Request for Comments DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD01–07–046] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway from East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Jones Beach, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for comments. AGENCY: rmajette on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Wantagh State Parkway Bridge, across Goose Creek, at mile 16.1, at Jones Beach, New York. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow the bridge to open on signal if at least a half-hour notice is given to the New York State Department of Transportation, except that, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays, the draw shall be opened every hour on the half-hour after at least a half-hour notice is given. The bridge need not open from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the Fourth of July for fireworks display. DATES: This deviation is effective from June 25, 2007 through November 30, 2007. Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before December 15, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may mail comments and related material to Commander (dpb), First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch, One South Street, Battery Park VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:20 Mar 07, 2011 Building, New York, New York, 10004, or deliver them to the same address between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except, Federal holidays. The First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch, maintains the public docket for this deviation. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this notice as being available in the docket, will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection or copying at the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668–7195. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 223001 We encourage you to participate in evaluating this test schedule by submitting comments or related material. If you do so, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this deviation (CGD01–07–046), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and give the reason for each comment. Please submit all comments and related material in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying. If you would like to know if they reached us, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Comments must be received by December 15, 2007. Background and Purpose The Wantagh State Parkway Bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 16 feet at mean high water and 19 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.799(i). New York State Department of Transportation requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations to test an alternate drawbridge operation schedule to help better balance the needs between vehicular land traffic and marine vessel traffic. Under this temporary deviation, in effect from June 25, 2007 through November 30, 2007, the Wantagh State Parkway Bridge at mile 16.1, across Goose Creek, shall operate as follows: The bridge shall open on signal if at least a half-hour notice is given to the New York State Department of Transportation at (516) 242–2637, except that, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 32005 holidays, the draw shall open on signal once an hour on the half-hour provided at least a half-hour notice is given. The draw need not open for the passage of vessel traffic from 9 p.m. through 11 p.m. on July 4, 2007. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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: June 1, 2007. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E7–11180 Filed 6–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD01–07–045] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Jones Beach, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Loop Parkway Bridge, across Long Creek at mile 0.7, at Jones Beach, New York. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow the bridge to open on signal for all marine traffic, Monday through Friday twice an hour at twenty and fifty minutes after the hour, from 6:20 a.m. to 7:20 p.m., except that, between 9:50 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., the bridge shall open on signal for all commercial vessels. On Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays, the bridge shall open on signal twice an hour, at twenty minutes and fifty minutes after the hour, between 7:20 a.m. and 8:20 p.m., except that, the bridge shall open on signal for all commercial vessels. Additionally, the bridge need not open during the annual fireworks display from 9:30 p.m. to midnight on June 30, 2007 and the rain date July 1, 2007, if needed. At all other times the bridge shall open on signal for all vessel traffic. DATES: This deviation is effective from June 25, 2007 through November 30, E:\ERIC\11JNR1.SGM 11JNR1 32006 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 111 / Monday, June 11, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 2007. Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before December 15, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may mail comments and related material to Commander (dpb), First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch, One South Street, Battery Park Building, New York, New York, 10004, or deliver them to the same address between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except, Federal holidays. The First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch, maintains the public docket for this deviation. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this notice as being available in the docket, will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection or copying at the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668–7195. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in evaluating this test schedule by submitting comments or related material. If you do so, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this deviation (CGD01–07–045), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and give the reason for each comment. Please submit all comments and related material in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying. If you would like to know if they reached us, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Comments must be received by December 15, 2007. rmajette on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Background and Purpose The Loop Parkway Bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 21 feet at mean high water and 25 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.799(f). New York State Department of Transportation requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations to test an alternate drawbridge operation schedule to help better balance the needs between vehicular land traffic and marine vessel traffic. Additionally, the Town of Hempstead has requested a temporary deviation to accommodate vehicular traffic during their Annual Salute to Veterans and Fireworks Display. Under this temporary deviation, in effect from June 25, 2007 through VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:20 Mar 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 November 30, 2007, the Loop Parkway Bridge at mile 0.7, across Long Creek, shall operate as follows: The bridge shall open on signal for all marine traffic, Monday through Friday twice an hour, at twenty and fifty minutes after the hour, from 6:20 a.m. to 7:20 p.m., except that, between 9:50 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., the bridge shall open on signal for all commercial vessels. On Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays, the bridge shall open on signal twice an hour, at twenty and fifty minutes after the hour, between 7:20 a.m. and 8:20 p.m., except that, the bridge shall open on signal for all commercial vessels at all times. The bridge need not open for vessel traffic during the annual fireworks display from 9:30 p.m. to midnight on June 30, 2007 and the rain date July 1, 2007, if needed. At all other times the bridge shall open on signal for all vessel traffic. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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: June 1, 2007. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E7–11179 Filed 6–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [CGD01–07–008] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone: Beverly Homecoming Fireworks, Beverly, MA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Beverly Homecoming Fireworks on August 5, 2007, temporarily closing all navigable waters of Beverly Harbor within a five hundred (500) yard radius of the fireworks barge located at approximate position 42°32.650′ N, 070°51.980′ W. The safety zone is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by a fireworks display. The safety zone temporarily prohibits entry into or movement within this portion of Beverly Harbor during its closure period. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This rule is effective from 8:30 p.m. EDT on August 5, 2007 until 11:30 p.m. EDT on August 5, 2007. 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 CGD01–07–008 and are available for inspection or copying at Sector Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, MA between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petty Officer Joseph Yonker, Sector Boston, Waterways Management Division, at (617) 223–5007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Regulatory History On April 16, 2007, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Safety Zone; Beverly Homecoming Fireworks, Beverly Harbor, MA’’ in the Federal Register (72 FR 18931). We did not receive any letters commenting on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Background and Purpose This rule establishes a safety zone on the navigable waters of Beverly Harbor within a 500 yard radius around the fireworks barge located at approximate position 42°32.650′ N, 070°51.980′ W. The safety zone is in effect from 8:30 p.m. EDT until 11:30 p.m. EDT on August 5, 2007. The safety zone temporarily restricts movement within this portion of Beverly Harbor and is needed to protect the maritime public from the dangers posed by a fireworks display. Marine traffic may transit safely outside of the zone during the effective period. The Captain of the Port does not anticipate any negative impact on vessel traffic due to the event. Public notifications will be made prior to the effective period via marine information broadcasts and Local Notice to Mariners. Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard did not receive any comments from the public in response to the NPRM and as a result, no changes have been made to this temporary final rule. Regulatory Evaluation This rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that E:\ERIC\11JNR1.SGM 11JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 111 (Monday, June 11, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[CGD01-07-045]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland 
Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Jones Beach, NY

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
Loop Parkway Bridge, across Long Creek at mile 0.7, at Jones Beach, New 
York. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation 
schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is 
needed. This deviation will allow the bridge to open on signal for all 
marine traffic, Monday through Friday twice an hour at twenty and fifty 
minutes after the hour, from 6:20 a.m. to 7:20 p.m., except that, 
between 9:50 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., the bridge shall open on signal for 
all commercial vessels. On Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays, the 
bridge shall open on signal twice an hour, at twenty minutes and fifty 
minutes after the hour, between 7:20 a.m. and 8:20 p.m., except that, 
the bridge shall open on signal for all commercial vessels. 
Additionally, the bridge need not open during the annual fireworks 
display from 9:30 p.m. to midnight on June 30, 2007 and the rain date 
July 1, 2007, if needed. At all other times the bridge shall open on 
signal for all vessel traffic.

DATES: This deviation is effective from June 25, 2007 through November 
30,

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2007. Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before December 15, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: You may mail comments and related material to Commander 
(dpb), First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch, One South Street, 
Battery Park Building, New York, New York, 10004, or deliver them to 
the same address between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except, Federal holidays. The First Coast Guard District, Bridge 
Branch, maintains the public docket for this deviation. Comments and 
material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in 
this notice as being available in the docket, will become part of this 
docket and will be available for inspection or copying at the First 
Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in evaluating this test schedule by 
submitting comments or related material. If you do so, please include 
your name and address, identify the docket number for this deviation 
(CGD01-07-045), indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and give the reason for each comment. Please 
submit all comments and related material in an unbound format, no 
larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for copying. If you would 
like to know if they reached us, please enclose a stamped, self-
addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and 
material received during the comment period. Comments must be received 
by December 15, 2007.

Background and Purpose

    The Loop Parkway Bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed 
position of 21 feet at mean high water and 25 feet at mean low water. 
The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 
117.799(f).
    New York State Department of Transportation requested a temporary 
deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations to test an 
alternate drawbridge operation schedule to help better balance the 
needs between vehicular land traffic and marine vessel traffic. 
Additionally, the Town of Hempstead has requested a temporary deviation 
to accommodate vehicular traffic during their Annual Salute to Veterans 
and Fireworks Display.
    Under this temporary deviation, in effect from June 25, 2007 
through November 30, 2007, the Loop Parkway Bridge at mile 0.7, across 
Long Creek, shall operate as follows:
    The bridge shall open on signal for all marine traffic, Monday 
through Friday twice an hour, at twenty and fifty minutes after the 
hour, from 6:20 a.m. to 7:20 p.m., except that, between 9:50 a.m. and 
3:20 p.m., the bridge shall open on signal for all commercial vessels. 
On Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays, the bridge shall open on 
signal twice an hour, at twenty and fifty minutes after the hour, 
between 7:20 a.m. and 8:20 p.m., except that, the bridge shall open on 
signal for all commercial vessels at all times. The bridge need not 
open for vessel traffic during the annual fireworks display from 9:30 
p.m. to midnight on June 30, 2007 and the rain date July 1, 2007, if 
needed. At all other times the bridge shall open on signal for all 
vessel traffic.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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: June 1, 2007.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E7-11179 Filed 6-8-07; 8:45 am]
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