Drawbridge Operation Regulations; State Boat Channel, Babylon, NY, 15901-15902 [E8-6153]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 26, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 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, and the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668–7165. AGENCY: The TBTA Bridge, across the Harlem River at mile 1.3, at New York City, New York, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 54 feet at mean high water and 59 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.789(d). The owner of the bridge, Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority (TBTA), requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance, cleaning and painting. The mariners that normally transit this bridge do not require bridge openings. Under this temporary deviation the TBTA Bridge may remain in the closed position from May 1, 2008 through August 31, 2008. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. 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. 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. SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the NJTRO Bridge, across the Raritan River, mile 0.5, at Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the draw may remain in the closed position on March 29 and 30, 2008, with a rain date of April 5 and 6, 2008, in the event of inclement weather. Vessels that can pass under the draw without an opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. DATES: This deviation is effective from March 29, 2008 through April 6, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0084 and are available online at http:// www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or copying at two locations: 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, and the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, One South Street, New York, New York 10004, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668–7165. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NJTRO Bridge, across the Raritan River, mile 0.5, at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 8 feet at mean high water and 13 feet at mean low water. The existing regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.747. The owner of the bridge, New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO), requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled mechanical maintenance at the bridge. In order to perform the bridge maintenance the bridge must remain in the closed position. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 17, 2008. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–6151 Filed 3–25–08; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES BILLING CODE 4910–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Mar 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2008–0084] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raritan River, Perth Amboy, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 15901 Under this temporary deviation the NJTRO Bridge across the Raritan River, mile 0.5, at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, need not open for the passage of vessel traffic on March 29 and 30, 2008, with a rain date of April 5 and 6, 2008, in the event inclement weather prevents the bridge maintenance from being performed on the former date. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. 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: March 17, 2008. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–6152 Filed 3–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0151] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; State Boat Channel, Babylon, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge across the State Boat Channel at mile 30.7, at Babylon, New York. Under this temporary deviation the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge may remain in the closed position from March 31, 2008 through June 15, 2008. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. DATES: This deviation is effective from March 31, 2008 through June 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the E:\FR\FM\26MRR1.SGM 26MRR1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES 15902 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 26, 2008 / Rules and Regulations docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0151 and are available online at http:// www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or copying at two locations: 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, and 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668–7165. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Robert Moses Causeway Bridge, across the State Boat Channel at mile 30.7, at Babylon, New York, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 29 feet at normal channel pool elevation and 100 feet of horizontal clearance in the main channel. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.799(i). The owner of the bridge, New York Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled bridge rehabilitation and painting operations. Under this temporary deviation the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge may remain in the closed position from March 31, 2008 through June 15, 2008. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times; however, vertical and horizontal clearances may be reduced at various locations. Further information regarding vertical and horizontal clearance reductions will be published in the Local Notice to Mariners. This work was scheduled during the time of year when the bridge seldom opens. The recreational boat marinas were contacted and have no objection to the bridge closure. 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. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Mar 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 and the Federal Register, where practicable. Dated: March 17, 2008. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–6153 Filed 3–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2008–0173] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Longwood Events Wedding Fireworks Display, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Longwood Events Wedding Fireworks display to be held on March 29, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. The zone temporarily closes all waters of Boston Harbor within a four hundred (400) yard radius of the fireworks launch site located in Boston Harbor at approximate position 42°21′42″ N, 071°2′36″ W. The safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by a fireworks display. Entry into this zone is prohibited during the closure period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston, Massachusetts. DATES: This rule is effective from 8:45 p.m. through 9:45 p.m. on March 29, 2008. Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0173 and are available online at www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or copying two locations: 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, and the Sector Boston, Prevention Department, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary rule, call Chief Petty Officer Eldridge ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 McFadden, Waterways Management Division 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, because the logistics with respect to the fireworks presentation were not determined with sufficient time to draft and publish an NPRM. Any delay encountered in this regulation’s effective date would be contrary to the public interest since the safety zone is needed to prevent traffic from transiting a portion of Boston Harbor during the fireworks display and to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters. For the same reasons, 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. Background and Purpose Atlas Pyrovision is conducting a fireworks display on behalf of a wedding coordinated by Longwood Events. This rule establishes a temporary safety zone on the waters of Boston Harbor within a four hundred (400) yard radius of the fireworks launch site located in Boston harbor at approximate position 42°21′42″ N, 071°2′36″ W. This safety zone is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the potential dangers posed by this event. The zone will protect the public by prohibiting entry into or movement within the proscribed portion of Boston Harbor during the 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 this event. Public notifications will be made prior to and during the effective period via safety marine information broadcasts and Local Notice to Mariners. Discussion of Rule This rule is effective from 8:45 p.m. through 9:45 p.m. on March 29, 2008. Marine traffic may transit safely outside of the safety zone in the majority of Boston Harbor during the event. Given the limited time-frame of the effective period of the zone and the time of the event, the Captain of the Port anticipates minimal negative impact on vessel E:\FR\FM\26MRR1.SGM 26MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 26, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 15901-15902]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-6153]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2008-0151]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; State Boat Channel, Babylon, 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 regulation governing the operation of the 
Robert Moses Causeway Bridge across the State Boat Channel at mile 
30.7, at Babylon, New York. Under this temporary deviation the Robert 
Moses Causeway Bridge may remain in the closed position from March 31, 
2008 through June 15, 2008. This deviation is necessary to facilitate 
scheduled bridge maintenance.

DATES: This deviation is effective from March 31, 2008 through June 15, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the

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docket are part of docket USCG-2008-0151 and are available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or 
copying at two locations: 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, and 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First 
Coast Guard District, at (212) 668-7165.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Robert Moses Causeway Bridge, across the 
State Boat Channel at mile 30.7, at Babylon, New York, has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position of 29 feet at normal channel pool 
elevation and 100 feet of horizontal clearance in the main channel. The 
existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 
117.799(i).
    The owner of the bridge, New York Department of Transportation, 
requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled bridge 
rehabilitation and painting operations.
    Under this temporary deviation the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge may 
remain in the closed position from March 31, 2008 through June 15, 
2008. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may 
do so at all times; however, vertical and horizontal clearances may be 
reduced at various locations. Further information regarding vertical 
and horizontal clearance reductions will be published in the Local 
Notice to Mariners.
    This work was scheduled during the time of year when the bridge 
seldom opens. The recreational boat marinas were contacted and have no 
objection to the bridge closure.
    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.
    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.

    Dated: March 17, 2008.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
 [FR Doc. E8-6153 Filed 3-25-08; 8:45 am]
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