Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Wantagh, NY, 5040 [2016-01719]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 20 (Monday, February 1, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 5040]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01719]



Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0045]

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Wantagh, NY

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation.


SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Wantagh Parkway Bridge across the 
Sloop Channel, mile 15.4, at Wantagh, New York. The deviation is 
necessary to accommodate the Jones Beach July 4th Fireworks. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for 
approximately 3 hours.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 p.m. to midnight on July 4, 

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0045] 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary deviation, call or email Ms. Judy K. Leung-Yee, Project 
Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514-4330, email 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation 
and Historic Preservation requested this temporary deviation from the 
normal operating schedule to accommodate the Jones Beach July 4th 
    The Wantagh Parkway Bridge, mile 15.4, across the Sloop Channel has 
a vertical clearance in the closed position of 16 feet at mean high 
water and 19.5 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating 
regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.5.
    The waterway is transited by commercial and recreation vessel 
    Under this temporary deviation, the Wantagh Parkway Bridge may 
remain in the closed position from 9 p.m. to midnight on July 4, 2016.
    Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do 
so at anytime. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and 
there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass.
    The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through 
our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating 
schedule 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: January 22, 2016.
C.J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-01719 Filed 1-29-16; 8:45 am]