Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Beach Thorofare, NJ, 23187-23188 [2011-9988]

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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. Section 117.559 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 117.559 Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay. The draw of the US 50 Bridge, mile 0.5, at Ocean City, shall open on signal, except: (a) From October 1 through April 30, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., the draw shall PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 open if notice has been given to the bridge tender before 6 p.m. (b) From May 25 through September 15, from 9:25 a.m. to 9:55 p.m., the draw shall open at 25 minutes after and 55 minutes after the hour for a maximum of five minutes to let accumulated vessels pass, except that on Saturdays, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the draw shall open on the hour for all waiting vessels and shall remain in the open position until all waiting vessels pass. Dated: April 13, 2011. William D. Lee, Rear Admiral, United States Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–9987 Filed 4–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0276] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Beach Thorofare, 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 Route 30/ Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, at NJICW mile 67.2, at Atlantic City, NJ. This deviation is necessary to facilitate extensive rehabilitation and maintenance in order to maintain the bridge’s operational integrity. Under this deviation, the bascule lift span of the drawbridge will remain in the closed-to-navigation position for the extent of the effective period. SUMMARY: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 16, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. on January 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0276 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0276 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, DATES: ■ 23187 E:\FR\FM\26APR1.SGM 26APR1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES 23188 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 26, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 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 Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Administrator, Fifth Coast Guard District; 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 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) owns and operates the basculelift span of the Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare along the NJICW, at Atlantic City, NJ. The bridge has a vertical clearance, in the closed position, to vessels of 20 feet, above mean high water. The current operating regulations are outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(e), which require that the bridge shall open on signal but only if at least four hours of notice is given; except that from April 1 through October 31, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., the draw need only open on the hour. The contractor, IEW Construction Group, on behalf of NJDOT, has requested a temporary deviation to the existing regulations for the Route 30/ Absecon Boulevard Bridge in order to facilitate necessary repairs. The work primarily consists of replacing span locks, substructure and superstructure structural repairs, seismic retrofit of piers, cleaning and painting bearings, upgrading the mechanical and electrical systems and renovating the operator and gate house. Under this deviation, the bascule lift span of the drawbridge will be maintained in the closed-tonavigation position from 7 a.m. on September 16, 2011, through 11:59 p.m. on January 13, 2012. Bridge opening data, supplied by NJDOT and reviewed by the Coast Guard, revealed vessel openings of the draw span between the months of September and December in 2010 and in January 2011. Specifically, in 2010 from September through December, the bridge opened, respectively, 59, 37, 19, and 4 times for vessels; and, in January 2011, the bridge opened only 3 times for vessels. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure period so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. Under this deviation, the navigable channel will not be obstructed so vessels that can pass under the bridge VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Apr 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 without a bridge opening may continue to do so at anytime. The Atlantic Ocean is an alternate route for vessels with mast heights greater than 20 feet. Due to the nature and extent of the scheduled maintenance, the drawbridge will be unable 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 regulation is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: April 12, 2011. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–9988 Filed 4–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0262] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Roger’s Jewelry Bicycle Ride. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event. DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0262 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0262 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 e-mail David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510–437–3516, e-mail David.H.Sulouff@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. The California Department of Transportation has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Tower Drawbridge, mile 59.0, Sacramento River, at Sacramento, CA. The Tower Drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 30 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw opens on signal from May 1 through October 31 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from November 1 through April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all other times the draw shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is given, as required by 33 CFR 117.189(a). Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 21, 2011 to allow the community to participate in the Roger’s Jewelry Bicycle Ride. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. There are no scheduled river boat cruises or anticipated levee maintenance during this deviation period. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels that can transit the bridge, while in the closed-to-navigation position, may continue to do so at any time. In the event of an emergency the drawspan can be opened with 15 minutes advance notice. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 7, 2011. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–9989 Filed 4–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\26APR1.SGM 26APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0276]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway 
(NJICW), Beach Thorofare, 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 
Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, at NJICW mile 
67.2, at Atlantic City, NJ. This deviation is necessary to facilitate 
extensive rehabilitation and maintenance in order to maintain the 
bridge's operational integrity. Under this deviation, the bascule lift 
span of the drawbridge will remain in the closed-to-navigation position 
for the extent of the effective period.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 16, 2011 
through 11:59 p.m. on January 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-0276 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0276 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,

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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 Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Administrator, Fifth 
Coast Guard District; 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 New Jersey Department of Transportation 
(NJDOT) owns and operates the bascule-lift span of the Route 30/Absecon 
Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare along the NJICW, at Atlantic 
City, NJ. The bridge has a vertical clearance, in the closed position, 
to vessels of 20 feet, above mean high water. The current operating 
regulations are outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(e), which require that the 
bridge shall open on signal but only if at least four hours of notice 
is given; except that from April 1 through October 31, from 7 a.m. to 
11 p.m., the draw need only open on the hour.
    The contractor, IEW Construction Group, on behalf of NJDOT, has 
requested a temporary deviation to the existing regulations for the 
Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge in order to facilitate necessary 
repairs. The work primarily consists of replacing span locks, 
substructure and superstructure structural repairs, seismic retrofit of 
piers, cleaning and painting bearings, upgrading the mechanical and 
electrical systems and renovating the operator and gate house. Under 
this deviation, the bascule lift span of the drawbridge will be 
maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. on 
September 16, 2011, through 11:59 p.m. on January 13, 2012.
    Bridge opening data, supplied by NJDOT and reviewed by the Coast 
Guard, revealed vessel openings of the draw span between the months of 
September and December in 2010 and in January 2011. Specifically, in 
2010 from September through December, the bridge opened, respectively, 
59, 37, 19, and 4 times for vessels; and, in January 2011, the bridge 
opened only 3 times for vessels.
    The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our 
Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure period so that 
vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the 
temporary deviation.
    Under this deviation, the navigable channel will not be obstructed 
so vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may 
continue to do so at anytime. The Atlantic Ocean is an alternate route 
for vessels with mast heights greater than 20 feet. Due to the nature 
and extent of the scheduled maintenance, the drawbridge will be unable 
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 regulation is authorized 
under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: April 12, 2011.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2011-9988 Filed 4-25-11; 8:45 am]
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