Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD, 26295 [E9-12785]

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

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 104 (Tuesday, June 2, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 26295]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12785]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2009-0378]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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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) 398-6422, 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 lift-type 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]
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