Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA, 20785-20786 [2014-08241]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 71 / Monday, April 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations (314) 269–2378, email Eric.Washburn@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES A. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to provide input and feedback during this temporary deviation by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. 1. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this deviation (USCG–2014–0035), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online (http:// www.regulations.gov), or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via http:// www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, type the docket number (USCG–2014–0035) in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this deviation. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change or cancel this deviation based on your comments. 2. Viewing Comments and Document To view comments, as well as document mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Apr 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG–2014–0035) 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. 3. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). 4. Public Meeting A public meeting explaining the details and altered schedule for this deviation will be held April 16, 2014, at 6 p.m. in the City of Stillwater Council Chambers Meeting Room, 216 North Forth Street, Stillwater, Minnesota. This public meeting has also been noticed to the public through local avenues. We plan to record this meeting via audio and will upload a transcript for the meeting to the docket, which is accessible as explained under ADDRESSES. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meeting, contact the person listed above under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. The City of Stillwater, Minnesota, requested a temporary deviation for the Stillwater Highway Drawbridge, across the St. Croix River, mile 23.4, at Stillwater, Minnesota. The existing operating schedule for this bridge was established approximately 20 years ago. This deviation is intended to test the operational needs of this drawbridge due to changes and growing congestion in the area. This deviation is temporary for the 2014 navigation season only. A new bridge in the area is planned to be completed in 2016 and the Stillwater Highway Bridge would then be altered to a pedestrian only bridge. Comments received in response to and the effects of this deviation will be taken into consideration both during the 2015 navigation season and in preparation for changes that may be necessary in 2016. The temporary deviation will occur from May 15 through October 15, 2014, PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 20785 and the bridge will open on signal Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays from: (i) 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., every hour on the hour; (ii) 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., every half hour; (iii) 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.; (iv) 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., every half hour; and (v) 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., upon at least two hours notice. The Stillwater Highway Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.667(b), which states specific seasonal and commuter hours operating requirements. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the St. Croix River. The Stillwater Highway Drawbridge, in the closed-to-navigation position, provides a vertical clearance of 10.9 feet above normal pool. Navigation on the waterway primarily consists of commercial sightseeing/dinner cruise boats and recreational watercraft. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. One objection to this deviation was received and will be available in the docket as indicated under ADDRESSES. This objection will also be presented at the public meeting on April 16. This deviation action will be monitored throughout its implementation, and if at any time it is determined a condition of unreasonable impediment to navigation exists, the deviation may be revised or cancelled. 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: April 1, 2014. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2014–08263 Filed 4–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0143] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14APR1.SGM Coast Guard, DHS. 14APR1 20786 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 71 / Monday, April 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the schedule governing the operation of the Blynman (SR127) Bridge across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, mile 0.0, at Gloucester, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event, the annual Saint Peter’s Fiesta 5K Road Race. This temporary deviation authorizes the bridge to remain in the closed position for thirty minutes to facilitate public safety. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on June 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG–2014–0143] 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. John W. McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (617) 223– 8364 or email john.w.mcdonald@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Blynman (SR127) Bridge at mile 0.0, across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal at Gloucester, Massachusetts, has 8.2 feet of vertical clearance at mean high water and 16 feet of vertical clearance at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.586. The owner of the bridge, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the schedule to facilitate a public event, the Annual Saint Peter’s Fiesta 5K Road Race. The waterway has recreational vessel traffic of various sizes. Under this temporary deviation the Blynman (SR127) Bridge at mile 0.0, across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal may remain in the closed position for thirty minutes, between 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on June 26, 2014. Vessels that can pass mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Apr 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. There is an alternate route for vessel traffic around Cape Ann. 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: April 1, 2014. C.L. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–08241 Filed 4–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0203] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Narrow Bay, Suffolk County, NY 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 Smith Point Bridge across Narrow Bay, mile 6.1, between Smith Point and Fire Island, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event, the Mastic Peninsula Multi-Sport Triathlon. This temporary deviation authorizes the Smith Point Bridge to remain in the closed position for two hours to facilitate public safety during a public event. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 9 a.m. on June 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2014–0203 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, telephone (212) 668–7165, email judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil. If you SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Smith Point Bridge at mile 6.1, across Narrow Bay, between Smith Point and Fire Island, New York, has 18 feet of vertical clearance at mean high water and 19 feet of vertical clearance at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.799(d). The owner of the bridge, the County of Suffolk Department of Public Works, requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations to facilitate a public event, the Mastic Peninsula Multi-Sport Triathlon. The waterway has seasonal recreational vessels traffic of various sizes. Under this temporary deviation the Smith Point Bridge at mile 6.1, across Narrow Bay between Smith Point and Fire Island, New York, may remain in the closed position from 7 a.m. through 9 a.m. on June 1, 2014. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position without a bridge opening may do so at all times. There are no alternate routes for vessels to transit. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notice 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 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: April 1, 2014. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–08242 Filed 4–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0727] RIN 1625–AA11 Regulated Navigation Area; Arthur Kill, NY and NJ AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14APR1.SGM Coast Guard, DHS. 14APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 71 (Monday, April 14, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 20785-20786]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08241]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0143]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Annisquam River and Blynman 
Canal, Gloucester, MA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

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ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
schedule governing the operation of the Blynman (SR127) Bridge across 
the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, mile 0.0, at Gloucester, 
Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety 
during a public event, the annual Saint Peter's Fiesta 5K Road Race. 
This temporary deviation authorizes the bridge to remain in the closed 
position for thirty minutes to facilitate public safety.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on June 
26, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG-2014-0143] 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. John W. McDonald, Project 
Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (617) 223-8364 or email 
john.w.mcdonald@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-
366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Blynman (SR127) Bridge at mile 0.0, 
across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal at Gloucester, 
Massachusetts, has 8.2 feet of vertical clearance at mean high water 
and 16 feet of vertical clearance at mean low water. The existing 
drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.586.
    The owner of the bridge, Massachusetts Department of 
Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the schedule to 
facilitate a public event, the Annual Saint Peter's Fiesta 5K Road 
Race.
    The waterway has recreational vessel traffic of various sizes.
    Under this temporary deviation the Blynman (SR127) Bridge at mile 
0.0, across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal may remain in the 
closed position for thirty minutes, between 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on 
June 26, 2014. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge 
opening may do so at all times. There is an alternate route for vessel 
traffic around Cape Ann.
    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: April 1, 2014.
C.L. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-08241 Filed 4-11-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P