Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, New Jersey, 76195 [2013-29856]

Download as PDF 76195 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 242 Tuesday, December 17, 2013 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2013–0982] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, New Jersey Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH), National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) and New Jersey Transit Rail Operation (NJTRO) Railroad Bridges. This deviation allows the PATH Bridge, mile 3.0; Amtrak’s Portal Bridge, mile 5.0; and NJTRO’s Upper Hack and HX Bridges, miles 6.9 and 7.7, respectively, all across the Hackensack River, NJ to remain closed during the Super Bowl XLVIII weekend to facilitate the movement of more than 150,000 visitors, guests and area residents to various public events and activities in New York and New Jersey. DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 a.m. Saturday, February 1, through 1 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0982] 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., wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, joe.m.arca@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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In the closed position the PATH Bridge, mile 3.0, has a vertical clearance of 40 feet at mean high water, and 45 feet at mean low water; AMTRAK Portal Bridge, mile 5.0, has a vertical clearance of 28 feet at mean high water, and 23 feet at mean low water; NJTRO Upper Hack Bridge, mile 6.9, has a vertical clearance of 8 feet at mean high water, and 13 feet at mean low water; NJTRO HX Bridge, mile 7.7, has a vertical clearance of 8 feet at mean high water and 13 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operating regulations for these bridges are found at 33 CFR 117.723. The bridge owners requested that the bridges not open for marine traffic from 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1 through 1:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014, to facilitate the expected movement of more than 150,000 visitors, guests and area residents to various public events and activities in the New York and New Jersey area during the Super Bowl XLVIII weekend. Hackensack River is transited primarily by commercial navigation. Bridge owners reported that there were no requests for bridge openings for any of the bridges for the past three years. Vessels that can pass under the closed draws may do so at all times. Under this temporary deviation the PATH, Portal, Upper Hack and HX bridges may remain closed for marine traffic from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1 through 1:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated deviation period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Coast Guard SUMMARY: Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: December 2, 2013. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–29856 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2013–0981] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Passaic River, Newark and Harrison, NJ 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 National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) Dock Railroad Bridge across Passaic River, mile 5.0, between Newark and Harrison, New Jersey. This deviation allows the AMTRACK Dock Bridge, mile 5.0, across the Passaic River to remain closed during the Super Bowl XLVIII weekend to facilitate the movement of more than 150,000 visitors, guests and area residents to various public events and activities in New York and New Jersey. DATES: This deviation is effective from 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1 through 1:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0981] 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 Mr. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DER1.SGM 17DER1

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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / 
Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2013-0982]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, New Jersey

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 regulations governing the operation of the 
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH), National Railroad 
Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) and New Jersey Transit Rail Operation 
(NJTRO) Railroad Bridges. This deviation allows the PATH Bridge, mile 
3.0; Amtrak's Portal Bridge, mile 5.0; and NJTRO's Upper Hack and HX 
Bridges, miles 6.9 and 7.7, respectively, all across the Hackensack 
River, NJ to remain closed during the Super Bowl XLVIII weekend to 
facilitate the movement of more than 150,000 visitors, guests and area 
residents to various public events and activities in New York and New 
Jersey.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 
through 1 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0982] 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 Mr. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First 
Coast Guard District, joe.m.arca@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: In the closed position the PATH Bridge, mile 
3.0, has a vertical clearance of 40 feet at mean high water, and 45 
feet at mean low water; AMTRAK Portal Bridge, mile 5.0, has a vertical 
clearance of 28 feet at mean high water, and 23 feet at mean low water; 
NJTRO Upper Hack Bridge, mile 6.9, has a vertical clearance of 8 feet 
at mean high water, and 13 feet at mean low water; NJTRO HX Bridge, 
mile 7.7, has a vertical clearance of 8 feet at mean high water and 13 
feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operating regulations 
for these bridges are found at 33 CFR 117.723.
    The bridge owners requested that the bridges not open for marine 
traffic from 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1 through 1:00 a.m. Monday, 
February 3, 2014, to facilitate the expected movement of more than 
150,000 visitors, guests and area residents to various public events 
and activities in the New York and New Jersey area during the Super 
Bowl XLVIII weekend.
    Hackensack River is transited primarily by commercial navigation. 
Bridge owners reported that there were no requests for bridge openings 
for any of the bridges for the past three years. Vessels that can pass 
under the closed draws may do so at all times.
    Under this temporary deviation the PATH, Portal, Upper Hack and HX 
bridges may remain closed for marine traffic from 10:00 a.m. on 
Saturday, February 1 through 1:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge must return to its 
regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated 
deviation period. This deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: December 2, 2013.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-29856 Filed 12-16-13; 8:45 am]
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