Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, Charlestown and Everett, MA, 65874 [2013-26242]

Download as PDF 65874 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Dated: October 8, 2013. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–26229 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0889] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, Charlestown and Everett, MA Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Alford Street (Rt-99) Bridge across the Mystic River, mile 1.4, between Boston and Everett, Massachusetts. The bridge owner, the City of Boston, and Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be performing electrical repairs and structural rehabilitation at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for six months to facilitate scheduled bridge rehabilitation. SUMMARY: This deviation is effective from November 1, 2013 through April 29, 2014. DATES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2013– 0889 and are available online at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2013–0889 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, telephone (617) 223–8364, john.w.mcdonald@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Nov 01, 2013 Jkt 232001 The Alford Street (Rt-99) Bridge, across the Mystic River between Charlestown and Everett, Massachusetts, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 7 feet above mean high water and 16 feet above mean low water. The bridge operating regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.609. The waterway is transited by seasonal recreational vessels of various sizes that normally are in winter storage November through April. Massachusetts Department of Transportation requested a temporary deviation to facilitate electrical repairs and structural rehabilitation at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation the Alford Street (Rt-99) Bridge may remain in the closed position from November 1, 2013 through April 29, 2014. The bridge is being rehabilitated by Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the bridge owner, the City of Boston. This is the third winter closure for the same time period. No objections were received during the past two winter closure periods. The recreational vessels that normally transit the Alford Street (Rt-99) Bridge are in winter storage during the time period this deviation will be in effect. We contacted the upstream facilities this fall regarding this proposed 2013– 2014 winter closure and no objections were received. There are no alternate routes for vessel traffic; however, vessels that can pass under the closed draw during this closure may do so at any time. The bridge may be opened in the event of an emergency. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local and/or Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule 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 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: October 15, 2013. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–26242 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0228] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at specified times on each day from November 4 through November 8, and again on November 13, 2013. This action is necessary to protect the waterway, waterway users, and vessels from the hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dispersal barriers performance testing, as well as the Illinois Department of Natural Resources netting and electrofishing operations. During any of the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan, or his designated representative. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.930 will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on each day from November 4 through November 8, 2013, and from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on November 13, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call or email MST1 Joseph McCollum, Prevention Department, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, telephone 414– 747–7148, email address joseph.p.mccollum@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, CalumetSaganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04NOR1.SGM 04NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0889]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, Charlestown and 
Everett, 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 
Alford Street (Rt-99) Bridge across the Mystic River, mile 1.4, between 
Boston and Everett, Massachusetts. The bridge owner, the City of 
Boston, and Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be 
performing electrical repairs and structural rehabilitation at the 
bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed 
position for six months to facilitate scheduled bridge rehabilitation.

DATES: This deviation is effective from November 1, 2013 through April 
29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2013-0889 and are available online 
at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2013-0889 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, telephone (617) 223-8364, john.w.mcdonald@uscg.mil. If you 
have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Alford Street (Rt-99) Bridge, across the 
Mystic River between Charlestown and Everett, Massachusetts, has a 
vertical clearance in the closed position of 7 feet above mean high 
water and 16 feet above mean low water. The bridge operating 
regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.609.
    The waterway is transited by seasonal recreational vessels of 
various sizes that normally are in winter storage November through 
April.
    Massachusetts Department of Transportation requested a temporary 
deviation to facilitate electrical repairs and structural 
rehabilitation at the bridge.
    Under this temporary deviation the Alford Street (Rt-99) Bridge may 
remain in the closed position from November 1, 2013 through April 29, 
2014.
    The bridge is being rehabilitated by Massachusetts Department of 
Transportation for the bridge owner, the City of Boston.
    This is the third winter closure for the same time period. No 
objections were received during the past two winter closure periods. 
The recreational vessels that normally transit the Alford Street (Rt-
99) Bridge are in winter storage during the time period this deviation 
will be in effect.
    We contacted the upstream facilities this fall regarding this 
proposed 2013-2014 winter closure and no objections were received.
    There are no alternate routes for vessel traffic; however, vessels 
that can pass under the closed draw during this closure may do so at 
any time. The bridge may be opened in the event of an emergency. The 
Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local 
and/or Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating 
schedule 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 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: October 15, 2013.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-26242 Filed 11-1-13; 8:45 am]
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