Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ, Maintenance, 34866-34867 [E8-13860]

Download as PDF 34866 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 119 / Thursday, June 19, 2008 / Rules and Regulations schedule: The draw of the LA 46 Bridge, mile 22.9, at Yscloskey, shall open on signal; except that from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is given. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (USCG–2008–0478) will be issued to propose a permanent change to the schedule and obtain additional public comments. The Coast Guard will evaluate public comments from this Temporary Deviation and the above referenced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to determine if a permanent special drawbridge operation regulation is warranted. The Coast Guard will review bridge tender logs for requested bridge openings during the time of the Temporary Deviation. Navigation is not expected to be impacted during the test schedule period. Additional Information Although this Temporary Deviation will require 2 hours advance notice for openings between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., an alternate route, via Yscloskey Bayou, to the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet and Lake Borgne is available with no additional transit time. Additionally, most users of this waterway are able to give notice prior to transiting through the bridge. Vessels are not able to pass underneath the bridge when closed due to a vertical clearance of only 2 feet. Before the effective period, we will issue maritime advisories widely available to users of the waterway. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge 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 9, 2008. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. E8–13864 Filed 6–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0480] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH, and Kittery, ME, Public Event Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Jun 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Memorial (US 1) Bridge across the Piscataqua River at mile 3.5, between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for onehour during the Fourth of July fireworks display. This deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event. This deviation is effective from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 3, 2008. DATES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0480 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. ADDRESSES: John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (617) 223–8364. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Memorial (US 1) Bridge, across the Piscataqua River at mile 3.5, between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 11 feet at mean high water and 19 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.531. The owner of the bridge, New Hampshire Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate public safety during the Fourth of July fireworks display on July 3, 2008. Under this temporary deviation the Memorial (US 1) Bridge may remain in the closed position from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 3, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: June 10, 2008. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–13862 Filed 6–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2008–0485] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ, Maintenance 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 NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.4, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, the NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge may remain in the closed position for ten hours on two weekend days to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times and vessels that need a bridge opening can do so by providing a two-hour advance notice. This deviation is necessary to facilitate upgrades to the control system at the bridge. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. on June 21, 2008 and June 22, 2008, and in case of rain, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. on June 28, 2008 and June 29, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0485 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: Gary Kassof, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668–7165. E:\FR\FM\19JNR1.SGM 19JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 119 / Thursday, June 19, 2008 / Rules and Regulations The NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge, across the Hackensack River, mile 3.4, at Jersey City, New Jersey, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 40 feet at mean high water and 45 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.723(b). The bridge owner, New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO), requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled maintenance, upgrades to the control system at the bridge. The waterway has seasonal recreational vessels, and commercial vessels of various sizes. All known waterway users were advised of the requested bridge closure period and offered no objection. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain closed from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. on June 21, 2008 and June 22, 2008, with a rain date of June 28, 2008 and June 29, 2008. Vessels able to pass under the closed draw may do so at any time and vessels that must have a bridge opening may do so by providing a two-hour advance notice by calling the bridge on VHF channels 13 or 16. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 11, 2008. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–13860 Filed 6–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0477] RIN 1625–AA–09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW); Beach Thorofare, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Margate Bridge, at ICW mile 74, across Beach Thorofare at Margate, New VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Jun 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 Jersey. The deviation is necessary to sandblast, paint and make repairs to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to provide partial vessel openings. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on October 1, 2008, to 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0477 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 Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District, Federal Building, 1st Floor, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704–5004 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Sandra S. Elliott, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398–6557. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subcontractor on behalf of the Margate Bridge Company, who owns and operates this double-leaf bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.5 that requires the bridge to open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request to open is given. Margate Bridge, located at ICW mile 74, across Beach Thorofare at Margate, New Jersey, has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 14 feet above mean high water (MHW). The Coast Guard reviewed the 2007 bridge logs provided by the Margate Bridge Company. The logs recorded approximately 79 vessel openings granted in October, 34 vessel openings granted in November and 4 vessel openings granted in December of last year. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will provide partial openings of the lift spans for vessels. The maintenance and repairs require immobilizing half of the draw span to single-leaf operation each day, beginning 7 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2008, until and including 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2008, with a work barge occupying onehalf of the 58-foot wide channel under the bridge, so passage through the bridge will be limited to a 29-foot width for the duration of the project. The opposite connecting span while not PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 34867 under repair will continue to open for vessels if at least a half-hour advance notice is given to the bridge tender at (609) 822–9175 or via marine radio on channel 13 VHF. Mariners requiring the full opening of the lift spans or the full width of the channel under the bridge will be directed to use the Atlantic Ocean as the alternate route between Absecon and Great Egg Harbor Inlets. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the partial openings of the draw span to minimize transiting delays caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge 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 11, 2008. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–13879 Filed 6–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2008–0483] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; World War II Beach Invasion Re-enactment, Lake Michigan, St. Joseph, MI Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan, St. Joseph, MI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan during a reenactment of a World War II beach invasion. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect event participants and spectator vessels and restrict spectators and other vessels from the reenactment site. DATES: This rule is effective from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 21, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0483 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 E:\FR\FM\19JNR1.SGM 19JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 119 (Thursday, June 19, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 34866-34867]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-13860]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2008-0485]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, 
NJ, Maintenance

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 
NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.4, at 
Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, the NJTRO 
Lower Hack Bridge may remain in the closed position for ten hours on 
two weekend days to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. Vessels 
that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all 
times and vessels that need a bridge opening can do so by providing a 
two-hour advance notice. This deviation is necessary to facilitate 
upgrades to the control system at the bridge.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. on June 
21, 2008 and June 22, 2008, and in case of rain, from 7 a.m. through 5 
p.m. on June 28, 2008 and June 29, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2008-0485 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: Gary Kassof, Project Officer, First 
Coast Guard District, at (212) 668-7165.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge, across the 
Hackensack River, mile 3.4, at Jersey City, New Jersey, has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position of 40 feet at mean high water and 45 
feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations 
are listed at 33 CFR 117.723(b).
    The bridge owner, New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO), 
requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled maintenance, 
upgrades to the control system at the bridge.
    The waterway has seasonal recreational vessels, and commercial 
vessels of various sizes. All known waterway users were advised of the 
requested bridge closure period and offered no objection.
    Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain closed from 7 
a.m. through 5 p.m. on June 21, 2008 and June 22, 2008, with a rain 
date of June 28, 2008 and June 29, 2008. Vessels able to pass under the 
closed draw may do so at any time and vessels that must have a bridge 
opening may do so by providing a two-hour advance notice by calling the 
bridge on VHF channels 13 or 16.
    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 11, 2008.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E8-13860 Filed 6-18-08; 8:45 am]
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