Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East Boston, MA, 1274 [E8-105]

Download as PDF 1274 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Under this temporary deviation the Washington Street S136 Bridge across the Norwalk River, mile 0.0, at Norwalk, Connecticut, need open only one of the two moveable spans for bridge openings from January 2, 2008 through March 31, 2008. Vessels requiring a full two-span bridge opening may do so provided that they give at least a twelve-hour advance notice to the bridge operator by calling (203) 866–7691. Should the bridge maintenance authorized by this temporary deviation be completed before the end of the effective period published in this notice, the Coast Guard will rescind the remainder of this temporary deviation, and the bridge shall be returned to its normal operating schedule. Notice of the above action shall be provided to the public in the Local Notice to Mariners and the Federal Register, where practicable. 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: December 27, 2007. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–104 Filed 1–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2007–0186] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East Boston, MA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: rmajette on PROD1PC64 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Chelsea Street Bridge across the Chelsea River at mile 1.2, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation, a two-hour advance notice shall be required between 3:30 p.m. and 7 a.m., from January 2, 2008 through January 8, 2008. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Jan 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 This deviation is effective from 3:30 p.m. on January 2, 2008 through 7 a.m. on January 8, 2008. DATES: Materials referred to in this document are available for inspection or copying at the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (617) 223–8364. The First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch Office maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation. ADDRESSES: John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (617) 223–8364. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Chelsea Street Bridge, across the Chelsea River at mile 1.2, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 9 feet at mean high water and 19 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR § 117.593. The owner of the bridge, the City of Boston, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance, the installation of radio control system necessary to operate the bridge traffic signals and vehicular crash gates on the Chelsea side of the waterway. The Chelsea Street Bridge facilitates deep draft commercial vessel traffic transiting to several oil facilities located upstream from the bridge. The oil facilities and the shipping pilots were notified. No objections were received. Under this temporary deviation, the Chelsea Street Bridge shall open on signal after at least a two-hour advance notice is given by calling the bridge on VHF channel 13 or by telephone at 617– 635–7636, between 3:30 p.m. and 7 a.m., from January 2, 2008 through January 8, 2008. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 27, 2007. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–105 Filed 1–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [USCG–2007–0191] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zones: Northeast Gateway, Deepwater Port, Atlantic Ocean, Boston, MA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones 500 meters around the primary components, two independent submerged turret loading buoys, of Excelerate Energy’s Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port, Atlantic Ocean, and its accompanying systems. The purpose of these temporary safety zones is to protect vessels and mariners from the potential safety hazards associated with deepwater port facilities. All vessels, with the exception of deepwater port support vessels, are prohibited from entering into or moving within either of the safety zones. DATES: This rule is effective from January 8, 2008 until May 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2007– 0191 and are 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. You may also find this docket on the Internet at www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, contact Chief Eldridge McFadden, Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard Sector Boston, at 617–223–5160. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this regulation. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing an NPRM. The deepwater port facilities discussed elsewhere in this rule were recently completed and present a potential safety E:\FR\FM\08JAR1.SGM 08JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 5 (Tuesday, January 8, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: E8-105]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2007-0186]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East 
Boston, MA

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 regulation governing the operation of the 
Chelsea Street Bridge across the Chelsea River at mile 1.2, between 
Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation, 
a two-hour advance notice shall be required between 3:30 p.m. and 7 
a.m., from January 2, 2008 through January 8, 2008. Vessels that can 
pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. 
This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 3:30 p.m. on January 2, 2008 
through 7 a.m. on January 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document are available for 
inspection or copying at the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch 
Office, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, between 7 
a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The 
telephone number is (617) 223-8364. The First Coast Guard District 
Bridge Branch Office maintains the public docket for this temporary 
deviation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John McDonald, Project Officer, First 
Coast Guard District, at (617) 223-8364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chelsea Street Bridge, across the 
Chelsea River at mile 1.2, between Chelsea and East Boston, 
Massachusetts, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 9 
feet at mean high water and 19 feet at mean low water. The existing 
drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR Sec.  117.593.
    The owner of the bridge, the City of Boston, requested a temporary 
deviation to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance, the installation 
of radio control system necessary to operate the bridge traffic signals 
and vehicular crash gates on the Chelsea side of the waterway.
    The Chelsea Street Bridge facilitates deep draft commercial vessel 
traffic transiting to several oil facilities located upstream from the 
bridge. The oil facilities and the shipping pilots were notified. No 
objections were received.
    Under this temporary deviation, the Chelsea Street Bridge shall 
open on signal after at least a two-hour advance notice is given by 
calling the bridge on VHF channel 13 or by telephone at 617-635-7636, 
between 3:30 p.m. and 7 a.m., from January 2, 2008 through January 8, 
2008. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening 
may do so at all times.
    This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 
33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: December 27, 2007.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E8-105 Filed 1-7-08; 8:45 am]
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