Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJ, 66238 [E9-29749]

Download as PDF 66238 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 15, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. ■ For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 117 as follows: PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. § 117.445 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 117.445 Franklin Canal. The draw of the Chatsworth Bridge, mile 4.8 at Franklin, shall open on signal from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. if at least one hour notice is given. From October 1 through January 31 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw shall be opened on signal if at least three hours notice is given. From February 1 through September 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at least 12 hours notice is given. Dated: November 28, 2009. Mary E. Landry, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–29748 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2009–1029] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (County Route 619), mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate the cleaning and painting of the structure. VerDate Nov<24>2008 12:30 Dec 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. on April 1, 2010 until 5 p.m. on May 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 1029 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2009–1029 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. They are 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 Terrance Knowles, Environmental Protection Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District; telephone 757–398–6587, e-mail Terrance.A.Knowles@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 Cape May County Bridge Commission, who owns and operates this bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.721 to facilitate the cleaning and painting of the bridge structure. The Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (CR–619), at mile 1.0, in Middle Township NJ has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 15 feet above mean high water (MHW). Under normal operating conditions, two hours advance notice is required to open the draw of the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge. Under this temporary deviation, the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge will be maintained in the closedto-navigation position beginning at 5 a.m. on April 1, 2010 until and including 5 p.m. on May 15, 2010. The drawbridge will open in the event of an emergency. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. Vessels with mast height greater than 15 feet have an alternate route by transiting approximately two miles away at the nearby County of Cape May Bridge across Great Channel between Stone Harbor and Nummy Island NJ. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 1, 2009. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, By Direction of the Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–29749 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 151 [Docket No. USCG–2009–0273] RIN 1625–AB41 Amendment to the List of MARPOL Annex V Special Areas That Are Currently in Effect To Add the Gulfs and Mediterranean Sea Special Areas Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: By this final rule, the Coast Guard amends the list of special areas in effect under Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978, as amended, (MARPOL) to include the Gulfs and Mediterranean Sea special areas. The current list of special areas in effect is now outdated because it does not list these two special areas. The Coast Guard must update its regulations to harmonize its list of special areas with MARPOL Annex V. This rule will correct the list of special areas in effect to provide accurate information to the public. DATES: This final rule is effective December 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0273 and are 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. You may also find this docket on the Internet by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2009–0273 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ E:\FR\FM\15DER1.SGM 15DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 239 (Tuesday, December 15, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-29749]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2009-1029]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle 
Township, NJ

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 
Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (County Route 619), mile 1.0, at Middle 
Township, NJ. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to 
facilitate the cleaning and painting of the structure.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. on April 1, 2010 until 5 
p.m. on May 15, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2009-1029 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2009-1029 in the 
``Keyword'' box and then clicking ``Search''. They are 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 Terrance Knowles, Environmental Protection Specialist, 
Fifth Coast Guard District; telephone 757-398-6587, e-mail 
Terrance.A.Knowles@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 Cape May County Bridge Commission, who 
owns and operates this bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary 
deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 
117.721 to facilitate the cleaning and painting of the bridge 
structure.
    The Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (CR-619), at mile 1.0, in Middle 
Township NJ has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels 
of 15 feet above mean high water (MHW).
    Under normal operating conditions, two hours advance notice is 
required to open the draw of the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge. Under 
this temporary deviation, the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge will be 
maintained in the closed-to-navigation position beginning at 5 a.m. on 
April 1, 2010 until and including 5 p.m. on May 15, 2010.
    The drawbridge will open in the event of an emergency. Vessels that 
can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all 
times. Vessels with mast height greater than 15 feet have an alternate 
route by transiting approximately two miles away at the nearby County 
of Cape May Bridge across Great Channel between Stone Harbor and Nummy 
Island NJ.
    The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our 
Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the 
bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any 
impact 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 1, 2009.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, By Direction of the Commander, 
Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E9-29749 Filed 12-14-09; 8:45 am]
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