Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), Inside Thorofare, Ventnor City, NJ, 13288 [2011-5663]

Download as PDF 13288 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Dated: March 7, 2011. Rosemary Hart, Special Counsel. [FR Doc. 2011–5581 Filed 3–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0107] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), Inside Thorofare, Ventnor City, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Dorset Avenue Bridge, across Inside Thorofare, mile 72.1, at Ventnor City. The deviation is necessary to facilitate cleaning and painting operations of the double-leaf bascule drawbridge. This deviation allows restriction of the operation of the draw span. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on March 8, 2011 until 11:59 p.m. on May 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0107 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0107 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 Mr. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Administrator, Fifth District; Coast Guard; telephone 757–398–6222, e-mail Waverly.W.Gregory@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 Dorset Avenue Bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 9 feet above mean high water and 12 feet above mean low water. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES_PART 1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:32 Mar 10, 2011 Jkt 223001 The drawbridge opens on signal except that from June 1 through September 30, from 9:15 a.m. to 9:15 p.m., the draw need only open at 15 and 45 minutes after the hour, as required by 33 CFR 117.733(g). A.P. Construction, Inc., on behalf of Atlantic County who owns and operates this double-leaf bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.733(g), to facilitate cleaning and painting of the lift spans. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will provide a partial opening of the lift spans for vessels. The cleaning and painting require immobilizing half of the draw span to single-leaf operation beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, until and including 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011. Consequently, passage under the bridge will be limited to a 25-foot width for the duration of the project. The single-bascule leaf not under repair will continue to open for vessels. Prior to an opening of this singlebascule leaf, a work boat occupying the channel underneath this span will also be moved. Finally, the drawbridge will open in the event of an emergency. Bridge opening data, supplied by Atlantic County and reviewed by the U.S. Coast Guard, revealed vessel openings of the draw span from March 2010 through May 2010. Specifically, the bridge opened for vessels 8, 17, and 85 times during the months of March 2010 through May 2010, respectively. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a full bridge opening may continue to do so at anytime. Mariners requiring the full opening of the lift spans will be directed to use the Atlantic Ocean as the alternate route. 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: February 18, 2011. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–5663 Filed 3–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0093] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Secaucus, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Upper Hack Bridge at mile 6.9, across the Hackensack River, at Secaucus, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to facilitate electrical repairs. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed position for two days. DATES: This deviation is effective from 4 a.m. on March 10, 2011 through 11 p.m. on March 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0093 and are available online at http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0093 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ 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 Mr. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 668–7165. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Upper Hack Bridge, across the Hackensack River at mile 6.9 has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 8 feet at mean high water and 13 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.723(d). The waterway has commercial vessels of various sizes. The owner of the bridge, New Jersey Transit, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate electrical system rehabilitation at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation the Upper Hack Bridge, mile 6.9, across the Hackensack River may remain in the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11MRR1.SGM 11MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 48 (Friday, March 11, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0107]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), 
Inside Thorofare, Ventnor City, 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 
Dorset Avenue Bridge, across Inside Thorofare, mile 72.1, at Ventnor 
City. The deviation is necessary to facilitate cleaning and painting 
operations of the double-leaf bascule drawbridge. This deviation allows 
restriction of the operation of the draw span.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on March 8, 2011 until 
11:59 p.m. on May 27, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-0107 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0107 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 Mr. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Administrator, Fifth 
District; Coast Guard; telephone 757-398-6222, e-mail 
Waverly.W.Gregory@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 Dorset Avenue Bridge has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position of 9 feet above mean high water and 12 
feet above mean low water.
    The drawbridge opens on signal except that from June 1 through 
September 30, from 9:15 a.m. to 9:15 p.m., the draw need only open at 
15 and 45 minutes after the hour, as required by 33 CFR 117.733(g).
    A.P. Construction, Inc., on behalf of Atlantic County who owns and 
operates this double-leaf bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary 
deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 
117.733(g), to facilitate cleaning and painting of the lift spans.
    Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will provide a 
partial opening of the lift spans for vessels. The cleaning and 
painting require immobilizing half of the draw span to single-leaf 
operation beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, until and 
including 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011.
    Consequently, passage under the bridge will be limited to a 25-foot 
width for the duration of the project.
    The single-bascule leaf not under repair will continue to open for 
vessels. Prior to an opening of this single-bascule leaf, a work boat 
occupying the channel underneath this span will also be moved. Finally, 
the drawbridge will open in the event of an emergency.
    Bridge opening data, supplied by Atlantic County and reviewed by 
the U.S. Coast Guard, revealed vessel openings of the draw span from 
March 2010 through May 2010. Specifically, the bridge opened for 
vessels 8, 17, and 85 times during the months of March 2010 through May 
2010, respectively. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a 
full bridge opening may continue to do so at anytime. Mariners 
requiring the full opening of the lift spans will be directed to use 
the Atlantic Ocean as the alternate route.
    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: February 18, 2011.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2011-5663 Filed 3-10-11; 8:45 am]
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