Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Housatonic River, Stratford, CT, 65339-65340 [2014-26093]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. ACTION: SUMMARY: rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0946] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Housatonic River, Stratford, CT AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Coast Guard, DHS. Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metro North (Devon) Bridge, across the Housatonic River, mile 3.9, at Stratford, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary to facilitate repairs to the miter plates and headlocks at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in E:\FR\FM\04NOR1.SGM 04NOR1 ER04NO14.000</GPH> BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [FR Doc. 2014–26177 Filed 10–30–14; 4:15 pm] 65339 rmajette on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES 65340 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / Rules and Regulations the closed position for 45 days to facilitate the repairs. DATES: This deviation is effective from November 5, 2014 through December 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0946] 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 deviation, call or email Ms. Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 668–7165, judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Metro North (Devon) Bridge across the Housatonic River, mile 3.9, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 19 feet at mean high water and 25 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.207(b). The Housatonic River is transited by commercial barges and seasonal recreational vessel traffic. The bridge owner, Metro North, requested a bridge closure for 45 days to facilitate repairs to the miter plates and headlocks at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation, the Metro North (Devon) Bridge may remain in the closed position from 10 a.m. on November 5, 2014 through 2 p.m. on December 19, 2014; except that, the draw shall open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the repair period, after at least a 24 hour advance notice is given. There are no alternate routes for vessel traffic; however, vessels that can pass under the closed draw during this closure may do so at any time. The bridge may be opened in the event of an emergency. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterways through our Local and or Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridges so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:39 Nov 03, 2014 Jkt 235001 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: October 24, 2014. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–26093 Filed 11–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0902] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Pier Removal, WI Central Railroad Bridge, Fox River, Green Bay, WI Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Fox River in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Fox River due to demolition work on a railroad bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the demolition work on the railroad bridge. DATES: This rule is effective from November 4, 2014 until 9 p.m. on November 30, 2014. This rule will be enforced with actual notice from 6 a.m. on October 25, 2014 until November 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2014–0902. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to 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 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 temporary SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 rule, contact or email MST1 Joseph McCollum, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, at 414–747–7148 or Joseph.P.McCollum@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 1–800– 647–5527. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Regulatory History and Information On September 11, 2014, in response to demolition work on the west pier of the WI Central Railroad Bridge for September 12 & 19, 2014, the Coast Guard issued a Temporary final rule (TFR) (USCG–2014–0835) entitled Safety Zone; Bridge Demolition, Fox River, Green Bay, WI and published it in the Federal Register on Friday, September 26, 2014 (79 FR 57799). On September 16, 2014 the Coast Guard was informed that the demolition work will continue in October on the same railroad bridge. The Coast Guard is issuing this TFR to establish a safety zone for the demolition scheduled for October. The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing an NPRM with respect to this rule because doing so would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The final details for this event were not known to the Coast Guard until there was insufficient time remaining before the event to publish an NPRM. Specifically, the Coast Guard was informed of this demolition project on September 16, 2014. Thus, delaying the effective date of this rule to wait for a comment period to run would be both impracticable and contrary to the public interest because it would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to protect persons and vessels from the hazards associated with the bridge demolition project, which are discussed further below. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), The Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this temporary rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the E:\FR\FM\04NOR1.SGM 04NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 213 (Tuesday, November 4, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 65339-65340]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26093]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0946]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Housatonic River, Stratford, CT

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 Metro North (Devon) Bridge, across 
the Housatonic River, mile 3.9, at Stratford, Connecticut. This 
deviation is necessary to facilitate repairs to the miter plates and 
headlocks at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in

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the closed position for 45 days to facilitate the repairs.

DATES: This deviation is effective from November 5, 2014 through 
December 19, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0946] 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 
deviation, call or email Ms. Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First 
Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 668-7165, judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl 
Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Metro North (Devon) Bridge across the 
Housatonic River, mile 3.9, has a vertical clearance in the closed 
position of 19 feet at mean high water and 25 feet at mean low water. 
The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 
117.207(b).
    The Housatonic River is transited by commercial barges and seasonal 
recreational vessel traffic.
    The bridge owner, Metro North, requested a bridge closure for 45 
days to facilitate repairs to the miter plates and headlocks at the 
bridge.
    Under this temporary deviation, the Metro North (Devon) Bridge may 
remain in the closed position from 10 a.m. on November 5, 2014 through 
2 p.m. on December 19, 2014; except that, the draw shall open on 
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the repair period, after at least 
a 24 hour advance notice is given.
    There are no alternate routes for vessel traffic; however, vessels 
that can pass under the closed draw during this closure may do so at 
any time. The bridge may be opened in the event of an emergency.
    The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterways through our 
Local and or Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating 
schedule for the bridges 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: October 24, 2014.
C.J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-26093 Filed 11-3-14; 8:45 am]
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