Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Champlain, North Hero Island, VT, 24248 [2017-10899]

Download as PDF 24248 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 101 / Friday, May 26, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Dated: May 22, 2017. Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–10804 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0443] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Charles River, Boston, MA 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 Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Craigie) Bridge across the Charles River, mile 1.0, at Boston, Massachusetts. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate an annual fireworks display and allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for two hours. DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 p.m. on July 4, 2017 to 1 a.m. on July 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0443 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 James L. Rousseau, Senior Bridge Management Specialist, First District Bridge Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 617–223– 8619, email james.l.rousseau2@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The owner of the bridge, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to facilitate a public fireworks event. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Craigie Bridge), mile 1.0, across the Charles River, has a vertical clearance of 5 feet at mean high water and 15 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.591(e). This temporary deviation will allow the bridge to remain closed from 11 p.m. July 4, 2017 to 1 a.m. on July 5, 2017. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 May 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 The waterway is used primarily by seasonal recreational vessels and occasional small commercial traffic. Coordination with waterway users has indicated no objections to this shortterm closure of the draw. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without an opening may do so at all times. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies. There is no 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 vessel operators 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: May 23, 2017. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–10855 Filed 5–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0449] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Champlain, North Hero Island, VT 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 US2 Bridge across Lake Champlain, mile 91.8, between North Hero and South Hero Island, Vermont. This deviation is necessary to extend the operating life of the drawbridge until a replacement bridge is constructed. This deviation allows the bridge to open only on the hour during the day for the 2017 boating season. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from May 26, 2017 through 8 p.m. on October 15, 2016. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from May 18, 2017, until May 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0449, is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 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. If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Jeffrey Stieb; Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District, telephone 617– 223–8364, email Jeffrey.D.Stieb@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The bridge owner, Vermont Agency of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule of the US2 Bridge, mile 91.8, across Lake Champlain at North Hero Island, Vermont. The drawbridge navigation span has a vertical clearance of 18 feet at ordinary high water in the closed position. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.993(b). The waterway is transited by seasonal recreational vessels of various sizes. Several marina facilities are in the area of the bridge. In response to the request, the Coast Guard’s First District has approved a deviation from 8 a.m. on May 18, 2017 to 8 p.m. on October 15, 2017, to conduct repairs to extend the life of the machinery which operates the drawbridge. During this deviation, the US2 Bridge shall open on signal only on the hour from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Vessels that are able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies, and for vessels unable to pass through the bridge in the closed position there is an alternate route to the north under the Alburg Passage US2 fixed bridge. The Alburg Passage US2 Bridge has a vertical clearance of 26 feet at ordinary high water. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local Notice and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the change in operating schedule so that vessel operators 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 deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: May 23, 2017. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0449]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Champlain, North Hero 
Island, VT

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 US2 Bridge across Lake Champlain, 
mile 91.8, between North Hero and South Hero Island, Vermont. This 
deviation is necessary to extend the operating life of the drawbridge 
until a replacement bridge is constructed. This deviation allows the 
bridge to open only on the hour during the day for the 2017 boating 
season.

DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from May 26, 
2017 through 8 p.m. on October 15, 2016. For the purposes of 
enforcement, actual notice will be used from May 18, 2017, until May 
26, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2017-0449, 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 Jeffrey Stieb; Bridge Management 
Specialist, First Coast Guard District, telephone 617-223-8364, email 
Jeffrey.D.Stieb@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The bridge owner, Vermont Agency of 
Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the normal 
operating schedule of the US2 Bridge, mile 91.8, across Lake Champlain 
at North Hero Island, Vermont. The drawbridge navigation span has a 
vertical clearance of 18 feet at ordinary high water in the closed 
position. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 
117.993(b). The waterway is transited by seasonal recreational vessels 
of various sizes. Several marina facilities are in the area of the 
bridge.
    In response to the request, the Coast Guard's First District has 
approved a deviation from 8 a.m. on May 18, 2017 to 8 p.m. on October 
15, 2017, to conduct repairs to extend the life of the machinery which 
operates the drawbridge. During this deviation, the US2 Bridge shall 
open on signal only on the hour from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Vessels that are able to pass under the bridge in the closed 
position may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for 
emergencies, and for vessels unable to pass through the bridge in the 
closed position there is an alternate route to the north under the 
Alburg Passage US2 fixed bridge. The Alburg Passage US2 Bridge has a 
vertical clearance of 26 feet at ordinary high water. The Coast Guard 
will inform the users of the waterway through our Local Notice and 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the change in operating schedule so 
that vessel operators 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 deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations 
is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: May 23, 2017.
C.J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-10899 Filed 5-25-17; 8:45 am]
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