Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA, 14804 [2011-6342]

Download as PDF 14804 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 53 / Friday, March 18, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0079 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0079 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. Terrance A. Knowles, Environmental Protection Specialist, Fifth District; Coast Guard; 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 (CMCBC), who owns and operates this bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating schedule to facilitate the cleaning and painting of the bridge structure. Under the regular operating schedule required by 33 CFR 117.757, the bridge opens on signal, except from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday in March of every year, the draw need not open for vessels. If the fourth Sunday falls on a religious holiday, the draw need not open from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of March of every year. From 11 p.m. on December 24 until 11 p.m. on December 25, the draw need open only if at least two hours notice is given. The Townsend Inlet Bridge, mile 0.3, in Avalon, NJ, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 23 feet above mean high water. Vessels that can transit under the bridge without an opening may do so at any time. Under this temporary deviation, CMCBC will maintain the bridge in the closed position to vessels beginning at 5 a.m. on March 1, 2011 until and including 5 p.m. on April 30, 2011. In 2010, during the months of March and April, the bridge has opened for vessels 62 and 45 times, respectively. The majority of the vessels for which the bridge opened were tugs and barges being used for beach replenishment. The Coast Guard will inform 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 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:29 Mar 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. Vessels have two alternate routes by transiting either eight miles to the south through Hereford Inlet or eight miles to the north through Corson Inlet. The drawbridge will be able to open in the event of an emergency. 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: March 7, 2011. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–6338 Filed 3–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0150] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA 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 SR127 Bridge at mile 0.0 across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal. The deviation is necessary to facilitate a public event, the Yucan One-Mile Road Race, which will cross the SR127 Bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8:45 a.m. through 10 a.m. on April 9, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0150 and are available online at http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0150 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 If you have questions on this rule, call or e-mail Mr. John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, john.w.mcdonald@uscg.mil, or telephone (617) 223–8364. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SR127 Bridge, across the Annisquam River/Blynman Canal, mile 0.0, at Gloucester, Massachusetts, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 7 feet at mean high water and 16 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.586. The owner of the bridge, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the regulations to facilitate the Yucan One-Mile Road Race which will pass across the SR127 Bridge. Under this temporary deviation the SR127 Bridge may remain in the closed position between 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. on April 9, 2011. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The Gloucester Harbor Master and the local marinas were notified and no objections were received. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: March 8, 2011. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–6342 Filed 3–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0149] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Bass River, Beverly, MA 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 Hall Whitaker Bridge at mile 0.6 across the Bass River SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18MRR1.SGM 18MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 53 (Friday, March 18, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-6342]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0150]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Annisquam River and Blynman 
Canal, Gloucester, MA

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 regulation governing the operation of the 
SR127 Bridge at mile 0.0 across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal. 
The deviation is necessary to facilitate a public event, the Yucan One-
Mile Road Race, which will cross the SR127 Bridge. This deviation 
allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during the deviation 
period.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8:45 a.m. through 10 a.m. on 
April 9, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-0150 and are available online 
at http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0150 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. John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard 
District, john.w.mcdonald@uscg.mil, or telephone (617) 223-8364. If you 
have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SR127 Bridge, across the Annisquam 
River/Blynman Canal, mile 0.0, at Gloucester, Massachusetts, has a 
vertical clearance in the closed position of 7 feet at mean high water 
and 16 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are 
listed at 33 CFR 117.586.
    The owner of the bridge, Massachusetts Department of 
Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the regulations to 
facilitate the Yucan One-Mile Road Race which will pass across the 
SR127 Bridge.
    Under this temporary deviation the SR127 Bridge may remain in the 
closed position between 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. on April 9, 2011. Vessels 
that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any 
time.
    The Gloucester Harbor Master and the local marinas were notified 
and no objections were received.
    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: March 8, 2011.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2011-6342 Filed 3-17-11; 8:45 am]
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