Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, Mystic, CT, 46286 [2012-19001]

Download as PDF 46286 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 150 / Friday, August 3, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 2012 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 and for 30 consecutive days from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012 until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2012. The closure is necessary to replace the wire rope lifting cables, and for the rehabilitation of most electrical motors and components, most mechanical components and the operator house. This maintenance is essential for the continued operation of the bridge. Notices will be published in the Eighth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and will be broadcast via the Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners System. Navigation on the waterway consists of commercial and recreational vessels and sailboats and small tugs with and without tows. An alternate route is available via the Rigolets or Chef Menteur Pass. Vessels with vertical clearance requirements of less than 50 feet above Mean High Water may pass under the bridge while in the closed-tonavigation position. Due to prior experience and coordination with waterway users, it has been determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on vessels that use the waterway. 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: July 24, 2012. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–18992 Filed 8–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0678] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, Mystic, CT Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES ACTION: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Route 1 Bridge across the Mystic River, mile 2.8, at Mystic, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge rehabilitation repairs at the bridge. SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:59 Aug 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 Under this deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position November through April. DATES: This deviation is effective from November 1, 2012 through April 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0678 and are available online at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2012–0678 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 K. Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 668–7165, judy.k.leungyee@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 Route 1 Bridge across the Mystic River at mile 2.8, has a vertical clearance of 4 feet at mean high water and 7 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.211. The normal waterway users are predominantly recreational craft of various sizes. The Coast Guard issued two previous temporary deviations, (75 FR 78163) effective from December 2, 2010 through April 15, 2011 and (76 FR 70348) effective from December 1, 2011 through April 15, 2012, to facilitate this major bridge rehabilitation project that allowed the Route 1 Bridge to remain closed during the winter months when the bridge rarely opens. Both previous temporary deviations achieved successful results without any problems or complaints from the mariners that normally transit the Mystic River. The owner of the bridge, Connecticut Department of Transportation, has requested a third temporary deviation from the regulations to allow the bridge to remain in the closed position to complete rehabilitation repairs at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation the Route 1 Bridge may remain in the closed position from November 1, 2012 through April 15, 2013, to facilitate completion of bridge rehabilitation repairs. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The bridge has received few requests to open during this time period during the past three years. The waterway users were advised of the requested bridge closure 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: July 25, 2012. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–19001 Filed 8–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0652] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Boeuf, Amelia, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Delay of effective date for temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is modifying the effective date of a published temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company swing span bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The modification of the date is necessary due to a delay in the scheduled arrival of repair equipment. The deviation is necessary to complete scheduled repairs necessitated by a bridge allision. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for sixteen consecutive hours. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0652 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0652 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03AUR1.SGM 03AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 150 (Friday, August 3, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19001]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0678]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, Mystic, CT

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 
Route 1 Bridge across the Mystic River, mile 2.8, at Mystic, 
Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge 
rehabilitation repairs at the bridge. Under this deviation the bridge 
may remain in the closed position November through April.

DATES: This deviation is effective from November 1, 2012 through April 
15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-0678 and are available online 
at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0678 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 K. Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard 
District, telephone (212) 668-7165, 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 Route 1 Bridge across the Mystic River 
at mile 2.8, has a vertical clearance of 4 feet at mean high water and 
7 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are 
listed at 33 CFR 117.211.
    The normal waterway users are predominantly recreational craft of 
various sizes.
    The Coast Guard issued two previous temporary deviations, (75 FR 
78163) effective from December 2, 2010 through April 15, 2011 and (76 
FR 70348) effective from December 1, 2011 through April 15, 2012, to 
facilitate this major bridge rehabilitation project that allowed the 
Route 1 Bridge to remain closed during the winter months when the 
bridge rarely opens. Both previous temporary deviations achieved 
successful results without any problems or complaints from the mariners 
that normally transit the Mystic River.
    The owner of the bridge, Connecticut Department of Transportation, 
has requested a third temporary deviation from the regulations to allow 
the bridge to remain in the closed position to complete rehabilitation 
repairs at the bridge.
    Under this temporary deviation the Route 1 Bridge may remain in the 
closed position from November 1, 2012 through April 15, 2013, to 
facilitate completion of bridge rehabilitation repairs. Vessels that 
can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time.
    The bridge has received few requests to open during this time 
period during the past three years. The waterway users were advised of 
the requested bridge closure 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: July 25, 2012.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-19001 Filed 8-2-12; 8:45 am]
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