Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Curtis Creek in Baltimore, MD, Maintenance, 80299 [E8-31073]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 251 / Wednesday, December 31, 2008 / Rules and Regulations pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES bridge operator and marine interests, and advance broadcast notice of intended bridge closures should satisfy the reasonable needs of navigation and allow freight rail operations to develop and grow. Temporary Deviation To Be Established The schedule considered in this notice would provide daily, unscheduled, bridge closures up to thirty minutes in duration. This temporary deviation requires the AK RR to remain in the open position at all times except during periods when it is closed for the passage of rail traffic. Conrail, the bridge operator, has established a dedicated hot line at 973– 690–2454 for coordination of anticipated bridge closures. Tide restrained, deep draft vessels shall call the hot line daily to advise of expected times of vessel transit through the AKRR. The bridge may not close for the passage of trains during any high tide period (2 hours before until 1⁄2 hour after predicted high tide at The Battery, New York) if deep draft, tide restrained vessels have advised Conrail of their intent to transit under the bridge. At least 90 minutes and again at 75 minutes prior to a bridge closure the bridge owner or operator shall issue a manual broadcast notice to mariners (minimum range of 15 miles) on channel 13/16, VHF–FM of its intent to close the bridge for up to thirty minutes. Beginning at 60 minutes prior to closure automated broadcasts must be repeated at 15 minute intervals and at 10 and 5 minutes prior to closure. The Coast Guard shall be informed via call to VTS–NY at 718–354–4088. Each day two bridge closures, each fifteen minutes in duration, separated by a thirty minute bridge open period are authorized to allow multiple train movements across the bridge over a short time interval. Vessels shall plan their transits around the announced closure period(s); however a request for up to a 30 minute delay in the bridge closure to allow navigation to meet tide or current requirements shall be granted if requested within 30 minutes after the initial broadcast. Requests received after the initial 30 minutes will not be granted; therefore marine interests should plan their transits carefully. The bridge owner/operator shall repeat the manual bridge closure notice via marine radio at 75 minutes prior to the scheduled closure then via manual or automated broadcast at 15 minute intervals until 15 minutes prior to the intended closure at which time notice of bridge closure will be broadcast every five minutes and once again as the bridge begins to close and appropriate VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Dec 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 sound signal given. In the event of bridge operational failure, the bridge owner or operator shall notify the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, New York immediately and shall ensure that a repair crew is on scene at the bridge no later than 45 minutes after the bridge fails to operate and that repair crew shall remain at the bridge until the bridge has been restored to normal operations or raised and locked in the fully open position. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: December 10, 2008. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–31070 Filed 12–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–1187] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Curtis Creek in Baltimore, MD, Maintenance Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Pennington Avenue Bridge, at mile 0.9, across Curtis Creek in Baltimore, MD. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge may remain in the closed position on specific dates and times to facilitate electrical repairs. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on January 21, 2009, to 11:59 p.m. on January 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 1187 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 80299 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: Mr. Bill H. Brazier, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398–6422. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Maryland State Highway Administration, 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 to facilitate electrical repairs. The Pennington Avenue Bridge, a double-leaf bascule, has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 38 feet, above mean high water. To facilitate installation of submarine cables and electrical repairs, the drawbridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 6 a.m. on January 21, 2009, until and including 11:59 p.m. on January 27, 2009. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the opening restrictions 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: December 15, 2008. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration, Branch Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–31073 Filed 12–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service 36 CFR Part 219 RIN 0596–AB86 National Forest System Land Management Planning; Correction Forest Service, USDA. Correcting amendment. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This document makes technical corrections Forest Service regulations concerning the E:\FR\FM\31DER1.SGM 31DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 251 (Wednesday, December 31, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 80299]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-31073]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2008-1187]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Curtis Creek in Baltimore, MD, 
Maintenance

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a 
temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the 
Pennington Avenue Bridge, at mile 0.9, across Curtis Creek in 
Baltimore, MD. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge may 
remain in the closed position on specific dates and times to facilitate 
electrical repairs.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on January 21, 2009, to 
11:59 p.m. on January 27, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2008-1187 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: Mr. Bill H. Brazier, Bridge Management 
Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398-6422.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Maryland State Highway Administration, 
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 to 
facilitate electrical repairs.
    The Pennington Avenue Bridge, a double-leaf bascule, has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position to vessels of 38 feet, above mean high 
water.
    To facilitate installation of submarine cables and electrical 
repairs, the drawbridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation 
position from 6 a.m. on January 21, 2009, until and including 11:59 
p.m. on January 27, 2009.
    The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our 
Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the opening restrictions 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: December 15, 2008.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Chief, Bridge Administration, Branch Fifth Coast Guard District.
 [FR Doc. E8-31073 Filed 12-30-08; 8:45 am]
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