Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, Nassau, NY, 34416-34417 [2014-14168]

Download as PDF 34416 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0466] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington, Seattle, WA 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 Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) State Route 520/Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to accommodate the safe movement of ‘‘Rock and Roll Run’’ event participants. DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0466] 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. Steven Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7282, email Steven.M.Fischer3@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The WSDOT requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the State Route 520/Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA. The requested deviation is necessary to accommodate safe movement of ‘‘Rock and Roll Run’’ event participants. This deviation allows the State Route 520/Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA to remain in the closed position and need not open for vessel traffic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 on June 21, 2014. Vessels which do not require bridge openings may continue to transit beneath the bridge during the closure period. The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge provides three navigational openings for vessel passage, the movable floating span, subject to this closure, and two fixed navigational openings; one on the east end of the bridge and one on the west end. The fixed navigational opening on the east end of the bridge provides a horizontal clearance of 150 feet and a vertical clearance of 57 feet. The opening on the west end of the bridge provides a horizontal clearance of 170 feet and a vertical clearance of 45 feet. Vessels that are able to safely pass through the fixed navigational openings are allowed to do so during this closure period. Under normal conditions, during this time frame, the bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1049 which states the bridge shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is given. This deviation period is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21, 2014. The deviation allows the floating draw span of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge on Lake Washington to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 21, 2014. Waterway usage on Lake Washington ranges from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Mariners will be notified and kept informed of the bridges’ operational status via the Coast Guard Notice to Mariners publication and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as appropriate. The bridge will be required to open, if needed, for vessels engaged in emergency response operations during this closure period. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge 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: June 6, 2014. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–14163 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0416] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, Nassau, 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 operation of the Long Beach Bridge, across Reynolds Channel, mile 4.7, at Nassau, New York. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed position for two and a half hours to facilitate a public event; the Town of Hempstead Annual Fireworks Display. DATES: This deviation is effective between 9:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. on June 28, 2014 and June 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0416] 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 Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Long Beach Bridge has a vertical clearance of 20 feet at mean high water, and 24 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.799(g). The Town of Hempstead Department of Public Safety, requested a bridge closure to facilitate a public event, the Town of Hempstead Annual Salute to Veterans Fireworks Display. Under this temporary deviation, the Long Beach Bridge may remain in the closed position between 9:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. on June 28, 2014, with a rain SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Rules and Regulations date of June 29, 2014. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at all times. Reynolds Channel has commercial and recreational vessel traffic. There are no alternate routes. The bridge can be opened in the event of an emergency. No objections were received from the waterway users. 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: June 6, 2014. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–14168 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P www.regulations.gov, type in the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. 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 rule, call or email Mr. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch, 212–668–7165, joe.m.arca@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Regulatory History and Information On March 28, 2014, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation Hackensack River, at Jersey City, New Jersey’’ in the Federal Register (79 FR 17483). We received no comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–1005] RIN 1625–AA09 B. Basis and Purpose Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the PATH Railroad Bridge across the Hackensack River at mile 3.0, and the Hack-Freight Bridge across the Hackensack River at mile 3.1, at Jersey City, New Jersey. The owners of the bridges, the Port Authority TransHudson (PATH) and Conrail, requested a change to the operation schedule for the PATH Railroad Bridge and the Conrail Hack-Freight to allow it to be operated from a remote location. In addition, we removed obsolete language and requirements from the existing regulation that are now listed under other regulations. It is expected that this change to the regulations will create efficiency in drawbridge operations while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation. DATES: This rule is effective July 17, 2014. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2013–1005. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 The PATH Railroad Bridge across the Hackensack River at mile 3.0, has a vertical clearance of 40 feet at mean high water and 45 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.723. The Hack-Freight Bridge across the Hackensack River at mile 3.1, has a vertical clearance of 11 feet at mean high water and 16 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.723. The waterway users are commercial operators. The owners of the bridges, Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) and Conrail, submitted requests to the Coast Guard to operate the Conrail Hack-Freight Bridge from a remote location and to change the drawbridge operation for the PATH Bridge. Under this final rule, Conrail shall operate its Hack-Freight Bridge across the Hackensack River at mile 3.1, from a remote location, the Conrail Leigh Valley Bridge Office, at all times when a draw tender is not stationed at the bridge. A draw tender may be stationed at the bridge at various times when it is deemed necessary for safety purposes such as during times when bridge maintenance is being performed. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 34417 Conrail operates several other bridges from its Leigh Valley Bridge Office, the Conrail Bridge at mile 2.0, across the Rahway River and the Arthur Kill Bridge at mile 11.6, across Arthur Kill. Under this final rule, the Coast Guard is also changing the drawbridge operation regulations for the PATH Railroad Bridge. The owner of the PATH Railroad Bridge, the Port Authority TransHudson Corporation (PATH), asked the Coast Guard to change the drawbridge operation schedule for its Path Railroad Bridge, to require at least a two hour advance notice for bridge openings at all times. In addition, PATH requested that the PATH Railroad Bridge be allowed to remain in the closed position during time periods when commuter rail traffic is heaviest from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. PATH agreed to provide additional bridge openings during the commuter closure periods for commercial vessels, from 6 a.m. to 7:20 a.m., 9:20 a.m. to 10 a.m., 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 6:50 p.m. to 8 p.m., upon a two hour advance notice, to help facilitate commercial vessel traffic. Notice may be provided by calling the number posted at the bridge. C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule The Coast Guard received no comments in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking. As a result, no changes have been made to this final rule. D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on these statutes or executive orders. 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. We believe that this rule is not a significant regulatory action because the PATH Railroad Bridge provides adequate clearance for commercial vessels in the closed position and the commercial vessels will be able to get additional openings provided advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. Additionally, the E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 116 (Tuesday, June 17, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14168]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0416]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, Nassau, NY

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the operation of the Long Beach Bridge, 
across Reynolds Channel, mile 4.7, at Nassau, New York. The deviation 
is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed position for 
two and a half hours to facilitate a public event; the Town of 
Hempstead Annual Fireworks Display.

DATES: This deviation is effective between 9:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. on 
June 28, 2014 and June 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0416] 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 Cheryl Collins, 
Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Long Beach Bridge has a vertical 
clearance of 20 feet at mean high water, and 24 feet at mean low water 
in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations 
are found at 33 CFR 117.799(g).
    The Town of Hempstead Department of Public Safety, requested a 
bridge closure to facilitate a public event, the Town of Hempstead 
Annual Salute to Veterans Fireworks Display.
    Under this temporary deviation, the Long Beach Bridge may remain in 
the closed position between 9:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. on June 28, 2014, 
with a rain

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date of June 29, 2014. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the 
closed position may do so at all times.
    Reynolds Channel has commercial and recreational vessel traffic. 
There are no alternate routes. The bridge can be opened in the event of 
an emergency. No objections were received from the waterway users.
    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: June 6, 2014.
C.J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-14168 Filed 6-16-14; 8:45 am]
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