Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Saugatuck River, Westport, CT, 16411 [2013-06027]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 51 / Friday, March 15, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Burlington County Bridge Commission, who owns and operates this bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.5 and 117.716 to facilitate the replacement of the bascule span deck. The Tacony-Palmyra Bridge (Route 73) at mile 107.2, across the Delaware River, between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 53 feet above mean high water (MHW). At no time during this work will there be a reduction in the vertical clearance. Under this temporary deviation, the replacement repairs will restrict the operation of the draw span every day from April 26, 2013, until May 11, 2013. Vessel openings will be provided with at least 12 hours advance notice given to the bridge operator at (856) 829–3002 or via marine radio on Channel 13. Vessels than can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Delaware River. The Coast Guard has coordinated this deviation with the Delaware Pilots, and will inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure period for the bridge so that vessels can arrange 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 effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: March 7, 2013. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District . [FR Doc. 2013–06026 Filed 3–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2013–0131] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Saugatuck River, Westport, CT AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. VerDate Mar<14>2013 16:42 Mar 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 Notice of temporary deviation from regulation. ACTION: SUMMARY: The United States Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Route 136 Bridge across the Saugatuck River, mile 1.3, at Westport, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to facilitate emergency repairs. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge owner may require a 24 hour advance notice for bridge openings. DATES: This deviation is effective from March 5, 2013, through May 3, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0131] is available at 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 deviation. 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 deviation, call or email Ms. Judy LeungYee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil, or (212) 668–7165. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Route 136 Bridge has a vertical clearance of 6 feet at mean high water in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.221(c). The bridge owner, Connecticut Department of Transportation, requested a 24 hour advance notice requirement for bridge openings to facilitate emergency repairs to the mechanical and electrical components at the bridge. The emergency repairs are necessary to repair storm damage from Hurricane Sandy. The bridge has been operating manually since it sustained damage from the storm. Under this temporary deviation, at least a 24 hour advance notice shall be required for bridge openings at the Route 136 Bridge, mile 1.3, across the Saugatuck River at Westport, Connecticut, from March 5, 2013, through May 3, 2013. The Saugatuck River is predominantly a recreational waterway. The bridge rarely opens during the time period this temporary deviation will be in effect. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge must return to its regular PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 16411 operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated repair period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: March 5, 2013. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–06027 Filed 3–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0136] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the Quad City Heart Walk to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for two hours. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 18, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0136] is available at 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 deviation. 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 deviation, call or email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone 314–269–2378, email Eric.Washburn@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 51 (Friday, March 15, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 16411]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06027]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2013-0131]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Saugatuck River, Westport, CT

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulation.

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SUMMARY: The United States Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation 
from the regulation governing the operation of the Route 136 Bridge 
across the Saugatuck River, mile 1.3, at Westport, Connecticut. The 
deviation is necessary to facilitate emergency repairs. Under this 
temporary deviation, the bridge owner may require a 24 hour advance 
notice for bridge openings.

DATES: This deviation is effective from March 5, 2013, through May 3, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0131] is available 
at 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 deviation. 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 deviation, call or email Ms. Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, 
First Coast Guard District, judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil, or (212) 668-
7165. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara 
Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Route 136 Bridge has a vertical 
clearance of 6 feet at mean high water in the closed position. The 
existing drawbridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 
117.221(c).
    The bridge owner, Connecticut Department of Transportation, 
requested a 24 hour advance notice requirement for bridge openings to 
facilitate emergency repairs to the mechanical and electrical 
components at the bridge.
    The emergency repairs are necessary to repair storm damage from 
Hurricane Sandy. The bridge has been operating manually since it 
sustained damage from the storm.
    Under this temporary deviation, at least a 24 hour advance notice 
shall be required for bridge openings at the Route 136 Bridge, mile 
1.3, across the Saugatuck River at Westport, Connecticut, from March 5, 
2013, through May 3, 2013.
    The Saugatuck River is predominantly a recreational waterway. The 
bridge rarely opens during the time period this temporary 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 
repair period. This deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: March 5, 2013.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-06027 Filed 3-14-13; 8:45 am]
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