Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hutchinson River, Bronx, NY, 43938 [2014-17849]

Download as PDF 43938 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0584] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hutchinson River, Bronx, 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 Amtrak Pelham Bay Bridge across the Hutchinson River, mile 0.5, at Bronx, New York. The deviation is necessary for installation of new bearing bushings at the bridge. This temporary deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for two six-day closure periods to perform scheduled maintenance. SUMMARY: This deviation is effective from 10 p.m. on October 10, 2014 through 7 a.m. on October 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0584] 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 Amtrak Pelham Bay Bridge has a vertical clearance of 8 feet at mean high water and 15 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.793. The Hutchinson River has predominantly commercial vessel traffic of various sizes. The owner of the bridge, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), requested two six-day bridge closures to facilitate installation of new bearing bushings at the bridge. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES2 DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:12 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Under this temporary deviation, the Amtrak Pelham Bay Bridge may remain in the closed position from 10 p.m. on October 10, 2014 through 7 a.m. on October 16, 2014 and from 10 p.m. on October 17, 2014 through 7 a.m. on October 23, 2014. In the event of inclement weather a rain date from 10 p.m. on October 24, 2014 through 7 a.m. on October 30, 2014 will be used to complete the scheduled bridge maintenance. The Coast Guard coordinated this bridge closure with the existing marine facilities that normally transit the Amtrak Pelham Bay Bridge and no objections were received. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at all times. There are no alternate routes. The bridge can’t be opened in the event of an emergency during this bridge maintenance. 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 17, 2014. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–17849 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0603] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, 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 University Bridge, mile 4.3, across Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to allow King County Metro Transit to perform essential maintenance on the University Bridge. This deviation allows one half (leaf) of the bridge to remain in the closed position and need not open to marine traffic. DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 p.m. on August 1, 2014, to 6 a.m. on SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 August 2, 2014, and from 11 p.m. on August 15, 2014, to 6 a.m. on August 16, 2014. The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0603] 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. ADDRESSES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Seattle Department of Transportation has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the University Bridge, mile 4.3, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The requested deviation is to allow Seattle Department of Transportation to perform essential maintenance on the University Bridge. The planned maintenance includes routine cleaning and inspecting of the gear reducers. To facilitate this maintenance period, one side of the draws of the bridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 11 p.m. on August 1, 2014 to 6 a.m. on August 2, 2014, and again from 11 p.m. on August 15, 2014 to 6 a.m. on August 16, 2014. Vessels that do not require bridge openings may continue to transit beneath the bridge during the closure periods. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies. The University Bridge, mile 4.3, provides a vertical clearance of 30 feet in the closed position; clearances are referenced to the mean water elevation of Lake Washington. The current operating schedule for the bridge is set out in 33 CFR 117.1051. The normal operating schedule for the University Bridge states that the bridge need not open from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for vessels less than 1000 tons. The normal operating schedule for the bridge also requires one hour advance SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29JYR1.SGM 29JYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0584]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hutchinson River, Bronx, 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 Amtrak Pelham Bay Bridge across the 
Hutchinson River, mile 0.5, at Bronx, New York. The deviation is 
necessary for installation of new bearing bushings at the bridge. This 
temporary deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position 
for two six-day closure periods to perform scheduled maintenance.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 p.m. on October 10, 2014 
through 7 a.m. on October 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0584] 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 Amtrak Pelham Bay Bridge has a vertical clearance of 8 feet at 
mean high water and 15 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge 
operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.793.
    The Hutchinson River has predominantly commercial vessel traffic of 
various sizes.
    The owner of the bridge, National Railroad Passenger Corporation 
(Amtrak), requested two six-day bridge closures to facilitate 
installation of new bearing bushings at the bridge.
    Under this temporary deviation, the Amtrak Pelham Bay Bridge may 
remain in the closed position from 10 p.m. on October 10, 2014 through 
7 a.m. on October 16, 2014 and from 10 p.m. on October 17, 2014 through 
7 a.m. on October 23, 2014. In the event of inclement weather a rain 
date from 10 p.m. on October 24, 2014 through 7 a.m. on October 30, 
2014 will be used to complete the scheduled bridge maintenance.
    The Coast Guard coordinated this bridge closure with the existing 
marine facilities that normally transit the Amtrak Pelham Bay Bridge 
and no objections were received.
    Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may 
do so at all times. There are no alternate routes. The bridge can't be 
opened in the event of an emergency during this bridge maintenance.
    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 17, 2014.
C.J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-17849 Filed 7-28-14; 8:45 am]
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