Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Merrimack River, Haverhill and West Newbury, MA, 29646-29647 [2013-12029]

Download as PDF 29646 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2013 / Rules and Regulations TABLE TO § 165.506—Continued No. Date Location Regulated area 5. ........ July 4th, or July 5th ................... Currituck Sound, Corolla, NC, Safety Zone. 6. ........ July 4th. November—3rd Saturday. Middle Sound, Figure Eight Island, NC, Safety Zone. 7. ........ June—2nd Saturday. July 4th ... Pamlico River, Washington, NC, Safety Zone. 8. ........ July 4th ....................................... Neuse River, New Bern, NC, Safety Zone. 9. ........ July 4th ....................................... Edenton Bay, Safety Zone. 10. ...... July 4th. November—Saturday following Thanksgiving. Motts Channel, Banks Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Safety Zone. 11. ...... July 4th ....................................... Cape Fear River, NC, Safety Zone. 12. ...... July 4th ....................................... Big Foot Slough, Ocracoke, NC, Safety Zone. 13. ...... August—1st Tuesday ................. New River, Jacksonville, NC, Safety Zone. 14. ...... July 4th ....................................... Pantego Creek, Belhaven, NC, Safety Zone. All waters of the Currituck Sound within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 36°22′23.8″ N, longitude 075°49′56.3″ W. All waters of the Figure Eight Island Causeway Channel from latitude 34°16′32″ N, longitude 077°45′32″ W, thence east along the marsh to a position located at latitude 34°16′19″ N, longitude 077°44′55″ W, thence south to the causeway at position latitude 34°16′16″ N, longitude 077°44′58″ W, thence west along the shoreline to position latitude 34°16′29″ N, longitude 077°45′34″ W, thence back to the point of origin. All waters of Pamlico River and Tar River within a 300 yard radius of latitude 35°32′25″ N, longitude 077°03′42″ W, a position located on the southwest shore of the Pamlico River, Washington, NC All waters of the Neuse River within a 360 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 35°06′07.1″ N, longitude 077°01′35.8″ W; located 420 yards north of the New Bern, Twin Span, high rise bridge. All waters within a 300 yard radius of position latitude 36°03′04″ N, longitude 076°36′18″ W, approximately 150 yards south of the entrance to Queen Anne Creek, Edenton, NC. All waters of Motts Channel within a 500 yard radius of the fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 34°12′29″ N, longitude 077°48′27″ W, approximately 560 yards south of Sea Path Marina, Wrightsville Beach, NC. All waters of the Cape Fear River within a 600 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 33°54′40″ N, longitude 078°01′18″ W, approximately 700 yards south of the waterfront at Southport, NC. All waters of Big Foot Slough within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 35°06′54″ N, longitude 075°59′24″ W, approximately 100 yards west of the Silver Lake Entrance Channel at Ocracoke, NC. All waters of the New River within a 300 yard radius of the fireworks launch site in approximate position latitude 34°44′45″ N, longitude 077°26′18″ W, approximately one half mile south of the Hwy 17 Bridge, Jacksonville, North Carolina. All waters on the Pantego Creek within a 600 foot radius of the launch site on land at position 35°32′35″ N, 076°37′46″ W. Dated: April 25, 2013. Steven H. Ratti, Rear Admiral, U. S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–12031 Filed 5–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0356] TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Merrimack River, Haverhill and West Newbury, MA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Rocks Village VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 May 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 Edenton, NC, Southport, Bridge, mile 12.6, across the Merrimack River between Haverhill and West Newbury, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge rehabilitation and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for 5 days. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on June 3, 2013 through 4 p.m. on June 7, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2013– 0356 and are available online at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2013–0356 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 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 email Mr. John 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. The Rocks Village Bridge, across the Merrimack River, mile 12.6, between Haverhill and West Newbury, Massachusetts, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 17 feet at mean high water and 23 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.605(c). The waterway is predominantly transited by small recreational vessels at the location of the Rocks Village Bridge. The bridge is required to open upon a two hour advance notice as a result of infrequent requests to open the draw. The owner of the bridge, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, requested a temporary SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21MYR1.SGM 21MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2013 / Rules and Regulations deviation from the regulations to facilitate bridge rehabilitation, replacement of the highway deck on the swing span. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position from 7 a.m. on June 3, 2013 through 4 p.m. on June 7, 2013. Vessels that can pass under the closed draw may do so at all times. 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: May 9, 2013. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–12029 Filed 5–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0375] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations. AGENCY: Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern the Route 30/ Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2 and the US40–322 (Albany Avenue) across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, both at Atlantic City, NJ. This deviation allows the drawbridges to remain closed-to-navigation to accommodate the free movement of vehicles during the re-scheduled 2013 Atlantic City Air Show. DATES: This deviation is effective on Wednesday June 26, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon and again from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2013–0375, 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 (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:11 May 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 Terrance Knowles, Environmental Protection Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District; telephone 757–398–6587, email Terrance.A.Knowles@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The New Jersey Department of Transportation requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations of the Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2 and the US40–322 (Albany Avenue) across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, both at Atlantic City, NJ. The temporary deviation has been requested to ensure the safety of the heavy numbers of pedestrians and vehicular traffic that would be transiting over the bridges for the re-scheduled air show at Bader Field located within the city limits. Under this temporary deviation, both bridges will be closed, effective on Wednesday June 26, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon and again from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Between 12 noon and 3 p.m. on Wednesday June 26, 2013 both bridges will return to their regular operating schedules. The current operating regulation for the Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare is outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(e) which requires that the bridge shall open on signal if at least four hours of notice is given; except that from April 1 through October 31, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., the draw need only open on the hour; on July 4, the draw need not open from 9:40 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. to accommodate the annual July 4th fireworks show. Should inclement weather prevent the fireworks event from taking place as planned, the draw need not open from 9:40 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. on July 5th to accommodate the annual July 4th fireworks show; and on the third or fourth Wednesday of August the draw will open every two hours on the hour from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and need not open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. to accommodate the annual Air Show. In the closed position to vessels, the vertical clearance for this bascule-type bridge is 20 feet, above mean high water. across Inside Thorofare is outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(f) shall open on signal except that year-round, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.; and from November 1 through March 31 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., the draw need only open if at least four hours notice is given; from June 1 through September 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the draw need only open on the hour and half hour; and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the draw need not open; on July 4, the draw need not open from 9:40 p.m. until 11:15 p.m., to accommodate the annual July 4th fireworks show. Should inclement weather prevent the fireworks event from taking place as planned, the draw need not open from 9:40 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. on July 5th to accommodate the annual July 4th fireworks show; and on the third or fourth Wednesday of August, the draw will open every two hours on the hour from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and need not open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. to accommodate the annual Air Show. In the closed position to vessels, the vertical clearance for this bascule-type bridge is 10 feet, above mean high water. The majority of the vessels that transit the bridges this time of the year are recreational boats. Vessels able to pass through the bridges in the closed positions may do so at anytime. Both bridges will be able to open for emergencies. The Atlantic Ocean is an alternate route for vessels unable to pass through the bridges in closed positions. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods 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 drawbridges must return to their regular operating schedules immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: May 10, 2013. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–12028 Filed 5–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P US40–322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge The current operating regulation for the US40–322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 29647 E:\FR\FM\21MYR1.SGM 21MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 21, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 29646-29647]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12029]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0356]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Merrimack River, Haverhill and 
West Newbury, MA

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 
Rocks Village Bridge, mile 12.6, across the Merrimack River between 
Haverhill and West Newbury, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary 
to facilitate bridge rehabilitation and repairs. This deviation allows 
the bridge to remain in the closed position for 5 days.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on June 3, 2013 through 
4 p.m. on June 7, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2013-0356 and are available online 
at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2013-0356 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 Mr. John 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 Rocks Village Bridge, across the 
Merrimack River, mile 12.6, between Haverhill and West Newbury, 
Massachusetts, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 17 
feet at mean high water and 23 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge 
operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.605(c).
    The waterway is predominantly transited by small recreational 
vessels at the location of the Rocks Village Bridge.
    The bridge is required to open upon a two hour advance notice as a 
result of infrequent requests to open the draw.
    The owner of the bridge, Massachusetts Department of 
Transportation, requested a temporary

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deviation from the regulations to facilitate bridge rehabilitation, 
replacement of the highway deck on the swing span.
    Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed 
position from 7 a.m. on June 3, 2013 through 4 p.m. on June 7, 2013. 
Vessels that can pass under the closed draw may do so at all times.
    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: May 9, 2013.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-12029 Filed 5-20-13; 8:45 am]
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