Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, CT, Maintenance, 58773 [2012-23435]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2012 / Rules and Regulations acceptable document formats and means of transmission. Dated: September 14, 2012, Washington, DC. Tracie L. Stevens, Chairwoman. Steffani A. Cochran, Vice-Chairwoman. Daniel J. Little, Associate Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2012–23156 Filed 9–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7565–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0853] 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, Connecticut. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate electrical repairs. DATES: This deviation is effective from October 1, 2012 through October 31, 2012. SUMMARY: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0853 and are available online at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2012–0853 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 Renne V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 10:52 Sep 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 The Metro North (Peck) Bridge, across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.3, at Bridgeport, Connecticut, 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 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 two years except for bridge testing and repairs. The operator of the bridge, Metro North Railroad, requested a temporary deviation from the regulations to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance, miter rail repair, at the bridge. The Coast Guard previously granted a temporary deviation (77 FR 40266) to Metro North in effect from July 9, 2012 through September 30, 2012 to facilitate bridge repairs; however, the bridge repair work will not be completed by the end of September as planned due to various scheduling issues. As a result of the above information, a second temporary deviation was requested by Metro North to facilitate completion of the repairs at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation the Metro North (Peck) Bridge may remain in the closed position from October 1, 2012 through October 31, 2012. There are no alternate routes available to marine traffic. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at all times. The bridge can be opened in the event of an emergency. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 12, 2012. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–23435 Filed 9–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58773 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0864] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; James River, Newport News, VA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 17/258 Bridge across the James River, mile 5.0, at Newport News, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the structural repairs of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed on weekends during the repairs and requires two-hour advanced notice for bridge openings. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 p.m. on September 14, 2012 until 5 a.m. on December 10, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0864 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0864 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 email Mr. Bill H. Brazier, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398– 6422, email Bill.H.Brazier@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the docket, call Renne V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Curtis Contracting, Inc., on behalf of the Virginia Department of Transportation who owns and operates this vertical-lift type drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations to facilitate grid deck replacement on the structure. Under the regular operating schedule, the US 17/258 Bridge over the James River, mile 5.0, at Newport News, VA opens on signal as required by 33 CFR 117.5 and has vertical clearances in the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24SER1.SGM 24SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0853]


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, Connecticut. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in 
the closed position to facilitate electrical repairs.

DATES: This deviation is effective from October 1, 2012 through October 
31, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-0853 and are available online 
at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0853 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 Renne 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, Connecticut, 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 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 two years 
except for bridge testing and repairs.
    The operator of the bridge, Metro North Railroad, requested a 
temporary deviation from the regulations to facilitate scheduled bridge 
maintenance, miter rail repair, at the bridge. The Coast Guard 
previously granted a temporary deviation (77 FR 40266) to Metro North 
in effect from July 9, 2012 through September 30, 2012 to facilitate 
bridge repairs; however, the bridge repair work will not be completed 
by the end of September as planned due to various scheduling issues.
    As a result of the above information, a second temporary deviation 
was requested by Metro North to facilitate completion of the repairs at 
the bridge.
    Under this temporary deviation the Metro North (Peck) Bridge may 
remain in the closed position from October 1, 2012 through October 31, 
2012.
    There are no alternate routes available to marine traffic. Vessels 
that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at all 
times. The bridge can be opened in the event of an emergency.
    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: September 12, 2012.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-23435 Filed 9-21-12; 8:45 am]
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