Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Narrow Bay, Smith Point, NY, 41135 [2014-16603]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 15, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Washington, DC, on this 10th day of July 2014. Judith Starr, General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. 2014–16630 Filed 7–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–02–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0560] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Narrow Bay, Smith Point, 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 the 5K Run for Literacy. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for one hour to facilitate public safety during a public event. DATES: This deviation is effective between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on September 6, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0560] 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 Smith Point Bridge, mile 6.1, across Narrow Bay, between Smith Point and Fire Island, New York, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 18 feet at mean high water and 19 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Jul 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.799(d). The waterway users are recreational vessels of various sizes. The owner of the bridge, Suffolk County Department of Public Works, requested a temporary deviation from the regulations to allow the bridge to remain closed for one hour to facilitate public safety during a public event, the 5K Run for Literacy. Under this temporary deviation the Smith Point Bridge across Narrow Bay, mile 6.1, between Smith Point and Fire Island, may remain in the closed position between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on September 6, 2014. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. There are no alternate routes; however, the bridge can open in an emergency. Vessel operators will be notified of the bridge closure through a Safety Marine Information Broadcast (SMIB) issued by the Coast Guard. 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: July 2, 2014. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–16603 Filed 7–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0566] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, 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 Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (Ocean Drive), mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the ‘‘Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon and 5k’’ event. This temporary deviation allows the bridge draw span to remain in the closed to navigation position for 4 hours during the event. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. on August 16, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 41135 The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0566] 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. Jim Rousseau, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6557, email James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Cape May County Department of Public Works, owner of the drawbridge, has requested on behalf of DelMosports, Inc. a temporary deviation from the current operating schedule to accommodate the ‘‘Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon and 5K’’ event. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.721. On the day of the event, the normal operating schedule for the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (Ocean Drive), at mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ shall open on signal from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Two hours advance notice is required for all other openings by calling (609) 368– 4591. The Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (Ocean Drive) across the Grassy Sound has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 15 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be allowed to remain in the closed to navigation position from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014 to accommodate the ‘‘Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon and 5K’’ event. The bridge will operate under its normal operating schedule at all other times. Log books indicate there has only been one opening request for this yearly event in 9 years and waterway users are accustomed to the temporary closure. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time and are advised to proceed with caution. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies. The New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway is an alternate route for vessels transiting this area and vessels may pass before and after the closure. The Coast Guard will also ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\15JYR1.SGM 15JYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0560]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Narrow Bay, Smith Point, 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 Smith Point Bridge across Narrow 
Bay, mile 6.1, between Smith Point and Fire Island, New York. The 
deviation is necessary to facilitate the 5K Run for Literacy. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for one hour to facilitate 
public safety during a public event.

DATES: This deviation is effective between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on 
September 6, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0560] 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 Smith Point Bridge, mile 6.1, across 
Narrow Bay, between Smith Point and Fire Island, New York, has a 
vertical clearance in the closed position of 18 feet at mean high water 
and 19 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are 
listed at 33 CFR 117.799(d).
    The waterway users are recreational vessels of various sizes.
    The owner of the bridge, Suffolk County Department of Public Works, 
requested a temporary deviation from the regulations to allow the 
bridge to remain closed for one hour to facilitate public safety during 
a public event, the 5K Run for Literacy.
    Under this temporary deviation the Smith Point Bridge across Narrow 
Bay, mile 6.1, between Smith Point and Fire Island, may remain in the 
closed position between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on September 6, 2014.
    Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may 
do so at any time. There are no alternate routes; however, the bridge 
can open in an emergency. Vessel operators will be notified of the 
bridge closure through a Safety Marine Information Broadcast (SMIB) 
issued by the Coast Guard.
    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: July 2, 2014.
C.J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-16603 Filed 7-14-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P