Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Saugus River, Lynn and Revere, MA, 9588 [2013-02958]

Download as PDF 9588 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2013 / Rules and Regulations erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES (757) 398–6227, email Kashanda.l.booker@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Docket Operations, telephone 202– 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The North Carolina Department of Transportation, who owns and operates this vertical lift bridge, has requested a temporary deviation to conduct the bi-annual trunnion inspection. Under the regular operating schedule, the bridge opens on signal as required by 33 CFR 117.5, except that under 33 CFR 117.823, the draw need not open for the passage of vessels from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of July and from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the first or second Sunday of November every year. The Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge, at mile 26.8, at Wilmington, NC, has vertical clearances in the open and closed positions of 135 feet and 65 feet above mean high water, respectively. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be closed to navigation beginning each day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on March 11, 2013, through March 14, 2013; however, vessel openings will be provided if at least two hours advance notice is given. At all other times, the drawbridge opens on signal. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Cape Fear River. The drawbridge will be able to open in the event of an emergency. Typical vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River includes a variety of vessels from freighters, tug and barge traffic, and recreational vessels. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may continue to do so at anytime. The Coast Guard has carefully coordinated the restrictions with commercial and recreational waterway users. The Coast Guard will inform all users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impacts 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 effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: January 30, 2013. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–02962 Filed 2–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:06 Feb 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–1072] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Saugus River, Lynn and Revere, MA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the General Edwards Bridge, mile 1.7, across the Saugus River between Lynn and Revere, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate architectural rehabilitation of the bridge towers. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow scaffolding be attached to the bascule lift span to access work area. DATES: This deviation is effective from March 1, 2013, through April 27, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this notice, USCG–2012–1072, is available online at www.regulations.gov by typing the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and clicking ‘‘SEARCH’’. You may also visit 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 temporary deviation, call or email Mr. John W. McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, john.w.mcdonald@uscg.mil, or telephone 617–223–8364. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The General Edwards Bridge, across the Saugus River, mile 1.7, between Lynn and Revere, Massachusetts, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 27 feet at mean high water and 36 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.618(b). The waterway users are recreational vessels of various sizes. The bridge rarely opens March through April since the recreational vessels that transit this waterway are normally in winter storage. The bridge has opened two SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 times on average since 2002 during this time period. The owner of the bridge, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the regulations to help facilitate rehabilitation of the bridge towers that requires scaffolding be attached to the bascule lift span to access the work area. Under this temporary deviation the General Edwards Bridge may remain in the closed position from March 1, 2013, through April 27, 2013. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The Coast Guard believes that this temporary deviation meets the reasonable needs of navigation because the recreational users that normally use this bridge are recreational vessels that do not operate during the winter months when this deviation will be in effect. 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: January 29, 2012. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–02958 Filed 2–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0043] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mile 535.0, Upper Mississippi River, Sabula, IA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Sabula Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 535.0, at Sabula, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter when there is less impact on navigation; instead of scheduling work in the summer, when river traffic increases. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11FER1.SGM 11FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 28 (Monday, February 11, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-02958]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-1072]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Saugus River, Lynn and Revere, 
MA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulation.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
regulation governing the operation of the General Edwards Bridge, mile 
1.7, across the Saugus River between Lynn and Revere, Massachusetts. 
The deviation is necessary to facilitate architectural rehabilitation 
of the bridge towers. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the 
closed position to allow scaffolding be attached to the bascule lift 
span to access work area.

DATES: This deviation is effective from March 1, 2013, through April 
27, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this notice, USCG-2012-1072, is available 
online at www.regulations.gov by typing the docket number in the 
``SEARCH'' box and clicking ``SEARCH''. You may also visit 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 
temporary deviation, call or email Mr. John W. McDonald, Project 
Officer, First Coast Guard District, john.w.mcdonald@uscg.mil, or 
telephone 617-223-8364. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 
202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The General Edwards Bridge, across the 
Saugus River, mile 1.7, between Lynn and Revere, Massachusetts, has a 
vertical clearance in the closed position of 27 feet at mean high water 
and 36 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are 
listed at 33 CFR 117.618(b).
    The waterway users are recreational vessels of various sizes. The 
bridge rarely opens March through April since the recreational vessels 
that transit this waterway are normally in winter storage. The bridge 
has opened two times on average since 2002 during this time period.
    The owner of the bridge, Massachusetts Department of 
Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the regulations to 
help facilitate rehabilitation of the bridge towers that requires 
scaffolding be attached to the bascule lift span to access the work 
area.
    Under this temporary deviation the General Edwards Bridge may 
remain in the closed position from March 1, 2013, through April 27, 
2013.
    Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may 
do so at any time.
    The Coast Guard believes that this temporary deviation meets the 
reasonable needs of navigation because the recreational users that 
normally use this bridge are recreational vessels that do not operate 
during the winter months when this deviation will be in effect.
    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: January 29, 2012.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-02958 Filed 2-8-13; 8:45 am]
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