Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ, 40637-40638 [2014-16329]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 134 / Monday, July 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations deviation from the current operating regulation of the US 40–322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, at Atlantic City, NJ. The closure has been requested to ensure the safety of the runners and spectators that will be participating in the 4th Annual Atlantic Triathlon on September 13th and 14th, 2014. Under this temporary deviation, the US 40–322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge will remain in the closed position from 6 a.m. to Noon on September 13 and 14, 2014. The vertical clearance of this bascule bridge is 10 feet above mean high water in the closed position and unlimited in the open position. The current operating regulation is outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(f), which requires that on the weekdays during this time of year, the bridge shall open on signal; except that from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., the draw need only open if at least four hours of notice is given, 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. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies. The Atlantic Ocean is an alternate route for vessels with mast heights greater than 10 feet. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners’ of the closure periods so that vessels can plan their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. At all other times during the affected period, the bridge will operate as outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(f). 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 26, 2014. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–16324 Filed 7–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0504] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Newtown Creek, New York City, NY AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:56 Jul 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the Pulaski Bridge across Newtown Creek, mile 0.6, at New York City, New York. The deviation is necessary to accommodate additional commuter bus traffic passing over the Pulaski Bridge as a result of the closure of the Newtown MTA G-Line Tunnel for repairs. This deviation allows the Pulaski Bridge to remain in the closed position intermittently for thirty-four days. DATES: This deviation is effective from July 30, 2014 through September 1, 2014. SUMMARY: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0504] 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 Pulaski Bridge has a vertical clearance of 39 feet at mean high water and 43 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.801(g)(1). The owner of the bridge, New York City Department of Transportation, requested a thirty-four day bridge closure to facilitate additional commuter bus traffic resulting from the closure of the Newtown MTA G-Line Tunnel. The Newtown MTA G-Line Tunnel is closed for scheduled repairs resulting from hurricane Sandy. Under this temporary deviation, the Pulaski Bridge may remain in the closed position for up to six consecutive days followed by four consecutive days when the bridge will provide normal bridge openings. The Pulaski Bridge shall operate, from July 30, 2014 through September 1, 2014, as follows: ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40637 July 30 through August 4, bridge closed. August 5 through August 8, bridge opens normally. August 9 through August 14, bridge closed. August 15 through August 18, bridge opens normally. August 19 through August 24, bridge closed. August 25 through August 28, bridge opens normally. August 29 through September 1, bridge closed. Notice of each bridge closure will be provided two weeks in advance in the Local Notice to Mariners. The waterway users are commercial oil barge vessels. The Coast Guard contacted the oil facilities and no objections were received to this bridge closure schedule. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at all times. There are no alternative routes but the bridge can be opened in the event of an emergency. 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 26, 2014. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–16326 Filed 7–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0530] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ 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 US Route 30 (Absecon Boulevard) Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2, and the US Route 40–322 (Albany Avenue) bridge across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, both at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the egress of vehicles following two concert events. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JYR1.SGM 14JYR1 40638 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 134 / Monday, July 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations navigation position to permit the free movement of vehicles during two separate Beach Country concerts. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday July 31, 2014 and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday August 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG 2014–0530, 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 e-mail Mrs. Jessica Shea, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398–6422, email jessica.c.shea2@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, 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 US 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 two concerts at Bader Field located within the city limits. bridge is 10 feet, above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation both bridges will be closed, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday July 31, 2014 and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday August 3, 2014. Between the dates of the two closure periods the bridges shall return to their regular operating schedules. 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 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 30, 2014. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–16329 Filed 7–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge The current operating regulation for this bridge is outlined fully in 33 CFR 117.733(e). During the requested closure period for the event, the draw would be required to open on the hour. In the closed position to vessels, the vertical clearance for this bascule-type bridge is 20 feet, above mean high water. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES The current operating regulation for this bridge is outlined fully in 33 CFR 117.733(f). During the requested closure period for the event, the draw would be required to open on the hour and half hour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and open on demand from between 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. In the closed position to vessels, the vertical clearance for this bascule-type 15:56 Jul 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, VA Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for comments. AGENCY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the SR 175 Bridge across Lewis Channel and Black Narrows, mile 3.5, at Chincoteague, VA. This deviation will be a test to change the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will require the bridge to open on demand at all times. SUMMARY: US40–322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge VerDate Mar<15>2010 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0483] PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on August 4, 2014 through midnight on November 3, 2014. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before October 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2014–0483 using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail: 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– 0001. Deliveries accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (202) 366–9329. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these methods. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this test deviation, call or email Kashanda Booker, Bridge Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398– 6227, email Kashanda.L.Booker@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: A. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking 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 rulemaking (USCG–2014–0483), 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 E:\FR\FM\14JYR1.SGM 14JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 134 (Monday, July 14, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 40637-40638]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16329]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0530]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway 
(NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ

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 US Route 30 (Absecon Boulevard) 
Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2, and the US Route 40-322 
(Albany Avenue) bridge across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, both 
at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the 
egress of vehicles following two concert events. This deviation allows 
the bridge to remain in the closed to

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navigation position to permit the free movement of vehicles during two 
separate Beach Country concerts.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday 
July 31, 2014 and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday August 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG 2014-0530, 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 e-mail Mrs. Jessica Shea, Bridge 
Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398-
6422, email jessica.c.shea2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing 
the docket, call Cheryl Collins, 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 US 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 two concerts at Bader Field located within the city 
limits.

Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge

    The current operating regulation for this bridge is outlined fully 
in 33 CFR 117.733(e). During the requested closure period for the 
event, the draw would be required to open on the hour. In the closed 
position to vessels, the vertical clearance for this bascule-type 
bridge is 20 feet, above mean high water.

US40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge

    The current operating regulation for this bridge is outlined fully 
in 33 CFR 117.733(f). During the requested closure period for the 
event, the draw would be required to open on the hour and half hour 
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and open on demand from between 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
In the closed position to vessels, the vertical clearance for this 
bascule-type bridge is 10 feet, above mean high water.
    Under this temporary deviation both bridges will be closed, from 8 
p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday July 31, 2014 and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on 
Sunday August 3, 2014. Between the dates of the two closure periods the 
bridges shall return to their regular operating schedules.
    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 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 30, 2014.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-16329 Filed 7-11-14; 8:45 am]
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