Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raritan River, Perth Amboy, NJ, 26295-26296 [E9-12784]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 104 / Tuesday, June 2, 2009 / Rules and Regulations 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: May 14, 2009. P.F. Zukunft, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–12786 Filed 6–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2009–0378] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Pennington Avenue Bridge, at mile 0.9, across Curtis Creek in Baltimore, MD. This deviation is necessary to facilitate mechanical repairs to the bridge. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge may remain in the closed position during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on July 20, 2009, to 8 p.m. on August 31, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0378 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, selecting the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, inserting USCG–2009–0378 in the Docket ID box, processing Enter, and then clicking on the item in the Docket ID box. This material is also 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or e-mail Mr. Bill H. Brazier, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398– VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:57 Jun 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 6422, e-mail Bill.H.Brazier@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA), who owns and operates this double-leaf bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set forth in 33 CFR 117.5 and 33 CFR 117.557 to facilitate mechanical repairs. The Pennington Avenue Bridge, a lifttype drawbridge, has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 38 feet, above mean high water. Vessels may pass underneath the bridge while the bridge is in the closed position. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will provide partial openings of the lift spans for vessels. The MSHA will repair a cracked trunnion bearing on the southwest leaf of the lift span. To facilitate repairs, MSHA must immobilize half of the drawbridge spans to single-leaf operation each day, beginning 7 a.m. on July 20, 2009, until 8 p.m. on August 31, 2009. While not under repair, the opposite connecting spans on the north side will continue to open for vessels. 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: May 11, 2009. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–12785 Filed 6–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2009–0376] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raritan River, Perth Amboy, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 26295 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 for seven hours on two days to facilitate rail maintenance. 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 9 a.m. on June 12, 2009 through 4 p.m. on June 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0376 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, selecting the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, inserting USCG–2009–0376 in the Docket ID box, pressing Enter, and then clicking on the item in the Docket ID column. This material is also 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or e-mail Mr. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668– 7165 joe.arca@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operation, telephone 202–366– 9826. 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 rail maintenance at the bridge. In order to perform the bridge maintenance the bridge must remain in the closed position. 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 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 12 and June 15, 2009. In the event inclement weather prevents the bridge maintenance from being performed on E:\FR\FM\02JNR1.SGM 02JNR1 26296 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 104 / Tuesday, June 2, 2009 / Rules and Regulations the above dates then work may be performed on either June 19 or June 23, 2009. Vessels that can pass under the draw 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. Dated: May 13, 2009. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–12784 Filed 6–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg Beach and South Pasadena, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ and Corey Causeway (SR 693) Bridges across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, miles 114 and 117.7, at St. Petersburg Beach, and South Pasadena, FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedules to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow both drawbridges to operate on a twice an hour schedule during the day. This deviation may be terminated/ cancelled at any time via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. DATES: This deviation is effective from May 14, 2009, through 7 p.m. on May 31, 2009. Comments should be submitted by June 10, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number USCG–2009–0315 using any one of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 2. Fax: 202–493–2251. 3. Mail: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of SUMMARY: 16:04 Jun 01, 2009 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this test deviation, call Michael Lieberum, Bridge Branch at 305–415–6744. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation and Request for Comments [Docket No. USCG–2009–0315] VerDate Nov<24>2008 Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. 4. Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. Jkt 217001 We encourage you to participate in this action by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking (USCG–2008–1225), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online (http:// www.regulations.gov), or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via http:// www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an e-mail address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, insert ‘‘USCG– PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2009–0315’’ in the Docket ID box, press Enter, and then click on the balloon shape in the Actions column. If you submit submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change the rule based on your comments. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, insert USCG– 2009–0315 in the Docket ID box, press Enter, and then click on the item in the Docket ID column. You may visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act, system of records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Background and Purpose The Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ bridge has a vertical clearance of 25 feet in the closed position and the Corey Causeway bridge has a vertical clearance of 23 feet in the closed position. Under the current operating regulations at 33 CFR 117.287(e), the draw of the Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ bridge, mile 114, at St. Petersburg Beach shall open on signal; except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw need open only on the hour, twenty minutes past the hour, and forty minutes past the hour. Per 33 CFR 117.287(f), the draw of the Corey Causeway (SR 693) bridge, mile 117.7 at South Pasadena, shall open on signal; except that, from 8 a.m. E:\FR\FM\02JNR1.SGM 02JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 104 (Tuesday, June 2, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 26295-26296]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12784]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0376]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raritan River, Perth Amboy, NJ

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 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 for seven hours on two days to facilitate rail 
maintenance. 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 9 a.m. on June 12, 2009 through 
4 p.m. on June 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2009-0376 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, selecting the Advanced Docket 
Search option on the right side of the screen, inserting USCG-2009-0376 
in the Docket ID box, pressing Enter, and then clicking on the item in 
the Docket ID column. This material is also 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or e-mail Mr. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard 
District, at (212) 668-7165 joe.arca@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket 
Operation, telephone 202-366-9826.

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 rail 
maintenance at the bridge.
    In order to perform the bridge maintenance the bridge must remain 
in the closed position.
    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 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 12 and June 
15, 2009. In the event inclement weather prevents the bridge 
maintenance from being performed on

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the above dates then work may be performed on either June 19 or June 
23, 2009.
    Vessels that can pass under the draw 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.

    Dated: May 13, 2009.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E9-12784 Filed 6-1-09; 8:45 am]
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