Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Secaucus, NJ, 21269 [2016-08199]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 69 / Monday, April 11, 2016 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0255] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Secaucus, 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 New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO) Upper Hack Drawbridge across the Hackensack River, mile 6.9, at Secaucus, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace rails, ties, walkways, and handrails at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for two weekends. DATES: This deviation is effective 12:01 a.m. on April 16, 2016 through 6:00 p.m. May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0255] 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 Joe M. Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514–4336, email joe.m.arca@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NJTRO Upper Hack Drawbridge across Hackensack River, mile 6.9, at Secaucus, New Jersey, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 8 feet at mean high water and 13 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.723(f). The waterway is transited by seasonal recreational vessels and commercial vessels of various sizes. The bridge owner, NJTRO, requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to facilitate replacement of the rails, ties, walkways and handrails at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation, the NJTRO Upper Hack Drawbridge may remain in the closed position for two weekends, from 12:01 a.m. on April 16, 2016 through 6:00 p.m. April 18, 2016 and from 12:01 a.m. April 23 through 6:00 p.m. April 25, 2016, and a rain date from May 14, 2016 through May 16 and May 21 through May 23, 2016 for the same time frame. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:13 Apr 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. 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 inform the users of the waterways through our Local Notice and Broadcast to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operations 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: April 5, 2016. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–08199 Filed 4–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2016–0194] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone: Santa Cruz Harbor Shoaling, Santa Cruz County, CA Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Interim rule and request for comments. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing an emergency safety zone in the navigable waters of Santa Cruz County, California due to severe shoaling at the entrance to Santa Cruz Harbor that has created hazardous conditions for vessels transiting the harbor. This emergency safety zone is established to ensure the safety of the mariners and vessels from the dangers associated with the severe shoaling. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters in vicinity of the Santa Cruz Harbor entrance. DATES: This rule is effective and may be enforced with actual notice from March 18, 2016 until May 1, 2016. This rule SUMMARY: Frm 00047 may be enforced with constructive notice from April 11, 2016 until May 1, 2016. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of Docket Number USCG–2016–0194. 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 submit comments, identified by docket number, using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email If you have questions on this rule, call or email Lieutenant Marcia Medina, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399–7443 or email at D11-PF-MarineEvents@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms 33 CFR Part 165 PO 00000 21269 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking COTP Captain of the Port CY Cubic Yards APA Administrative Procedure Act A. Public Participation and Request for Comments We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have E:\FR\FM\11APR1.SGM 11APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 69 (Monday, April 11, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 21269]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0255]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Secaucus, 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 New Jersey Transit Rail Operations 
(NJTRO) Upper Hack Drawbridge across the Hackensack River, mile 6.9, at 
Secaucus, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge 
owner to replace rails, ties, walkways, and handrails at the bridge. 
This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for two weekends.

DATES: This deviation is effective 12:01 a.m. on April 16, 2016 through 
6:00 p.m. May 23, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0255] 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 Joe M. Arca, Project Officer, First 
Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514-4336, email 
joe.m.arca@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NJTRO Upper Hack Drawbridge across 
Hackensack River, mile 6.9, at Secaucus, New Jersey, has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position of 8 feet at mean high water and 13 
feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are 
found at 33 CFR 117.723(f).
    The waterway is transited by seasonal recreational vessels and 
commercial vessels of various sizes.
    The bridge owner, NJTRO, requested a temporary deviation from the 
normal operating schedule to facilitate replacement of the rails, ties, 
walkways and handrails at the bridge.
    Under this temporary deviation, the NJTRO Upper Hack Drawbridge may 
remain in the closed position for two weekends, from 12:01 a.m. on 
April 16, 2016 through 6:00 p.m. April 18, 2016 and from 12:01 a.m. 
April 23 through 6:00 p.m. April 25, 2016, and a rain date from May 14, 
2016 through May 16 and May 21 through May 23, 2016 for the same time 
frame.
    Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do 
so at any time. 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 inform the users of the waterways through our 
Local Notice and Broadcast to Mariners of the change in operating 
schedule for the bridge so that vessel operations 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: April 5, 2016.
C.J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-08199 Filed 4-8-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P