Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ, 37001-37002 [2011-15802]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 122 / Friday, June 24, 2011 / Rules and Regulations regulation for the annual Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race in 33 CFR 100.1301 from 8 a.m. on August 4, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. on August 7, 2011. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.1301, the Coast Guard will restrict general navigation in the following area; the waters of Lake Washington bounded by the Interstate 90 (Mercer Island/ Lacey V. Murrow) Bridge, the western shore of Lake Washington, and the east/ west line drawn tangent to Bailey Peninsula and along the shoreline of Mercer Island. The regulated area has been divided into two zones. The zones are separated by a line perpendicular from the I–90 Bridge to the northwest corner of the East log boom and a line extending from the southeast corner of the East log boom to the southeast corner of the hydroplane race course and then to the northerly tip of Ohlers Island in Andrews Bay. The western zone is designated Zone I, the eastern zone, Zone II. (Refer to NOAA Chart 18447). The Coast Guard will maintain a patrol consisting of Coast Guard vessels, assisted by Auxiliary Coast Guard vessels, in Zone II. The Coast Guard patrol of this area is under the direction of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander (the ‘‘Patrol Commander’’). The Patrol Commander is empowered to control the movement of vessels on the racecourse and in the adjoining waters during the periods this regulation is in effect. The Patrol Commander may be assisted by other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Only authorized vessels may be allowed to enter Zone I during the hours this regulation is in effect. Vessels in the vicinity of Zone I shall maneuver and anchor as directed by Coast Guard Officers or Petty Officers. During the times in which this regulation is in effect, the following rules shall apply: (1) Swimming, wading, or otherwise entering the water in Zone I by any person is prohibited while hydroplane boats are on the racecourse. At other times in Zone I, any person entering the water from the shoreline shall remain west of the swim line, denoted by buoys, and any person entering the water from the log boom shall remain within ten (10) feet of the log boom. (2) Any person swimming or otherwise entering the water in Zone II shall remain within ten (10) feet of a vessel. (3) Rafting to a log boom will be limited to groups of three vessels. (4) Up to six (6) vessels may raft together in Zone II if none of the vessels are secured to a log boom. Only vessels authorized by the Patrol Commander, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Jun 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 other law enforcement agencies or event sponsors shall be permitted to tow other watercraft or inflatable devices. (5) Vessels proceeding in either Zone I or Zone II during the hours this regulation is in effect shall do so only at speeds which will create minimum wake, seven (07) miles per hour or less. This maximum speed may be reduced at the discretion of the Patrol Commander. (6) Upon completion of the daily racing activities, all vessels leaving either Zone I or Zone II shall proceed at speeds of seven (07) miles per hour or less. The maximum speed may be reduced at the discretion of the Patrol Commander. (7) A succession of sharp, short signals by whistle or horn from vessels patrolling the areas under the direction of the Patrol Commander shall serve as signal to stop. Vessels signaled shall stop and shall comply with the orders of the patrol vessel; failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.1301 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, he or she may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. Dated: May 25, 2011. S.J. Ferguson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound. [FR Doc. 2011–15791 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0503] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic 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 regulation governing the operation of the Route 30/Abescon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2, at Atlantic SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 37001 City, NJ. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to vessels requiring an opening to accommodate heavy volumes of vehicular traffic due to the Fourth of July fireworks show. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9:40 p.m. on July 4, 2011 through 11:15 p.m. on July 5, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0503 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0503 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 Lindsey Middleton, Coast Guard; telephone 757–398–6629, e-mail Lindsey.R.Middleton@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 Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, on behalf of New Jersey Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations of the Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2, at Atlantic City, NJ. The closure has been requested to ensure the safety of the heavy volumes of vehicular traffic that would be transiting over the bridge for the July 4th fireworks show at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed position to vessels requiring an opening in order to facilitate the movement of vehicular traffic intending to view the Fourth of July fireworks show. The Fourth of July fireworks show is scheduled to take place on July 4, 2011. Therefore, under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed position to vessels requiring an opening from 9:40 p.m. through 11:15 p.m. on July 4, 2011. However, should weather preclude this event from taking place on July 4, 2011, the event will be re-scheduled to take place on July 5, 2011. In that case, the bridge will operate as normal on July 4, 2011 and the bridge will remain in the closed position to vessels requiring an opening E:\FR\FM\24JNR1.SGM 24JNR1 37002 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 122 / Friday, June 24, 2011 / Rules and Regulations from 9:40 p.m. through 11:15 p.m. on July 5, 2011. At all other times during the effective period of this temporary regulation, the bridge will operate as outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(e). The vertical clearance of this bascule bridge is 20 feet above mean high water in the closed position to vessels and unlimited in the open position. 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 majority of the vessels that transit this bridge during this time are recreational boats. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies. The Atlantic Ocean is an alternate route for vessels with mast heights greater than 20 feet. 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 plan 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: June 15, 2011. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, By direction of the Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–15802 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0529] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA 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 Burlington-Bristol Bridge on Route 413, across the Delaware River, at mile 117.8, between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. The deviation restricts the operation of jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Jun 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 the draw span in order to facilitate the replacement of the operating lift cables. DATES: This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. July 9, 2011, until 11:59 p.m. July 22, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 0529 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0529 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, at 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 Burlington County Bridge Commission, who owns and operates this vertical-lift type drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.5 and 117.716(b) to facilitate the replacement of the lift cables. The Burlington-Bristol Bridge on Route 413, at mile 117.8, across the Delaware River, between Burlington NJ and Bristol PA, has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 62 feet above mean high water. Under the regular operating schedule the bridge opens on signal as required by 33 CFR 117.5 and the opening of a bridge may not be delayed more than five minutes for a highway bridge, after the signal to open is given as required by 33 CFR 117.716(b). Under this temporary deviation, beginning 12:01 a.m. on Saturday July 9, 2011 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Friday July 22, 2011, the Burlington-Bristol Bridge will be closed to vessels and unable to open on signal. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a drawbridge opening may do so at all times. A barge/crane, involved in the maintenance operation, will be located near the center of the channel, adjacent to the bridge, reducing the horizontal clearance of the waterway to approximately 200 feet. on either side of the barge/crane. Vessels able to pass under the closed span in conjunction PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 with this horizontal clearance may do so at any time. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Delaware River. There are approximately four to six vessels per week from four facilities whose vertical clearance surpasses the closed bridge position, requiring an opening of the draw span. The Coast Guard has coordinated this replacement work with the Mariners Advisory Committee for Bay & River Delaware, and will inform the other 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. The bridge will not be able to open in an emergency due to the lift cables being removed. 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: June 15, 2011. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, By direction of the Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–15803 Filed 6–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0475] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Central Astoria Independence Celebration Fireworks Event, Wards Island, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone New York on a portion of the navigable waters of the East River in the vicinity of Wards Island, New York for a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within the temporary safety zone unless authorized by the COTP New York or the designated on-scene representative. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 122 (Friday, June 24, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 37001-37002]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15802]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0503]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway 
(NJICW), Atlantic 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 regulation governing the operation of the 
Route 30/Abescon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 
67.2, at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation allows the bridge to remain 
in the closed position to vessels requiring an opening to accommodate 
heavy volumes of vehicular traffic due to the Fourth of July fireworks 
show.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 9:40 p.m. on July 4, 2011 
through 11:15 p.m. on July 5, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-0503 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0503 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 Lindsey Middleton, Coast Guard; telephone 757-398-6629, 
e-mail Lindsey.R.Middleton@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 Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, on behalf 
of New Jersey Department of Transportation, requested a temporary 
deviation from the current operating regulations of the Route 30/
Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2, at 
Atlantic City, NJ.
    The closure has been requested to ensure the safety of the heavy 
volumes of vehicular traffic that would be transiting over the bridge 
for the July 4th fireworks show at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. Under 
this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed position 
to vessels requiring an opening in order to facilitate the movement of 
vehicular traffic intending to view the Fourth of July fireworks show.
    The Fourth of July fireworks show is scheduled to take place on 
July 4, 2011. Therefore, under this temporary deviation, the bridge 
will remain in the closed position to vessels requiring an opening from 
9:40 p.m. through 11:15 p.m. on July 4, 2011. However, should weather 
preclude this event from taking place on July 4, 2011, the event will 
be re-scheduled to take place on July 5, 2011. In that case, the bridge 
will operate as normal on July 4, 2011 and the bridge will remain in 
the closed position to vessels requiring an opening

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from 9:40 p.m. through 11:15 p.m. on July 5, 2011. At all other times 
during the effective period of this temporary regulation, the bridge 
will operate as outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(e).
    The vertical clearance of this bascule bridge is 20 feet above mean 
high water in the closed position to vessels and unlimited in the open 
position. 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 majority of the vessels that transit this bridge during 
this time are recreational boats. Vessels able to pass through the 
bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will be 
able to open for emergencies. The Atlantic Ocean is an alternate route 
for vessels with mast heights greater than 20 feet. 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 plan 
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: June 15, 2011.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Bridge Program Manager, By direction of the Commander, Fifth Coast 
Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2011-15802 Filed 6-23-11; 8:45 am]
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