Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, CT, Maintenance, 40266 [2012-16622]

Download as PDF 40266 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 131 / Monday, July 9, 2012 / Rules and Regulations and there are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Tennessee River. 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 18, 2012. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2012–16620 Filed 7–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0596] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, CT, Maintenance 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 Metro North (Peck) Bridge across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.3, at Bridgeport, CT. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate miter rail repair. DATES: This deviation is effective from July 9, 2012 through September 30, 2012. SUMMARY: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0596 and are available online at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2012–0596 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 email Ms. Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 668–7165, email judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Jul 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Metro North (Peck) Bridge, across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.3, at Bridgeport, CT, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 26 feet at mean high water and 32 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.219(b). The operator of the bridge, Metro North Railroad, requested a temporary deviation from the regulations to facilitate bridge maintenance, miter rail repair, at the bridge. While conducting repairs during a temporary deviation from April 15, 2012 to June 30, 2012, Metro North Railroad discovered that a separate track of rail needed repair. This was unknown during the original project planning. The waterway users are recreational vessels and commercial lobster boats. The Metro North (Peck) Bridge rarely opens for vessel traffic. The bridge has received no requests to open during the past several years except for bridge testing and repairs. Under this temporary deviation the Metro North (Peck) Bridge may remain in the closed position from July 9, 2012 through September 30, 2012. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at all times. The waterway users were advised of the requested bridge closure and offered no objection. 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: June 22, 2012. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie, Conneaut, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during the Conneaut 4th of July Festival Fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display. DATES: This rule will be effective between 9:45 p.m. until 11:05 p.m. on July 8, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2012–0480]. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation, West Building, 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 temporary rule, call or email LT Christopher Mercurio, Chief of Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo; telephone 716–843–9343, email SectorBuffaloMarineSafety@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [FR Doc. 2012–16622 Filed 7–6–12; 8:45 am] A. Regulatory History and Information BILLING CODE 9110–04–P The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because doing so would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The final details DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2012–0480] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Conneaut 4th of July Festival, Lake Erie, Conneaut, OH Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. 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[FR Doc No: 2012-16622]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0596]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, 
CT, Maintenance

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 
Metro North (Peck) Bridge across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.3, at 
Bridgeport, CT. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed 
position to facilitate miter rail repair.

DATES: This deviation is effective from July 9, 2012 through September 
30, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-0596 and are available online 
at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0596 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 email Ms. Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard 
District, telephone (212) 668-7165, email judy.k.leung-yee@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 Metro North (Peck) Bridge, across the 
Pequonnock River, mile 0.3, at Bridgeport, CT, has a vertical clearance 
in the closed position of 26 feet at mean high water and 32 feet at 
mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 
CFR 117.219(b).
    The operator of the bridge, Metro North Railroad, requested a 
temporary deviation from the regulations to facilitate bridge 
maintenance, miter rail repair, at the bridge. While conducting repairs 
during a temporary deviation from April 15, 2012 to June 30, 2012, 
Metro North Railroad discovered that a separate track of rail needed 
repair. This was unknown during the original project planning.
    The waterway users are recreational vessels and commercial lobster 
boats. The Metro North (Peck) Bridge rarely opens for vessel traffic. 
The bridge has received no requests to open during the past several 
years except for bridge testing and repairs.
    Under this temporary deviation the Metro North (Peck) Bridge may 
remain in the closed position from July 9, 2012 through September 30, 
2012. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may 
do so at all times.
    The waterway users were advised of the requested bridge closure and 
offered no objection.
    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: June 22, 2012.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-16622 Filed 7-6-12; 8:45 am]
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