Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Housatonic River, Stratford, CT, 38602 [2017-17201]

Download as PDF 38602 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 15, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a determination that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule simply promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. This action is categorically excluded from further review, under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction. A preliminary Record of Environmental Consideration and a Memorandum for the Record are not required for this rule. G. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 117 as follows: PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Revise § 117.261(h) to read as follows: ■ § 117.261 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from St. Marys River to Key Largo. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES * * * * * (h) George Musson/Coronado Beach (SR 44) bridge, mile 845 at New Smyrna Beach. The George Musson/Coronado Beach (SR 44) bridge, mile 845, shall open on signal, except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw shall open on the hour and half-hour, seven days a week. * * * * * Dated: August 1, 2017. P.J. Brown, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–17216 Filed 8–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:06 Aug 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0722] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Housatonic River, Stratford, CT 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 Metro-North (Devon) Bridge across the Housatonic River, mile 3.9, at Stratford, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to complete repairs to the movable span and allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for approximately one month during weekdays and weeknights while opening during weekends if provided 24 hours of advance notice. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on September 11, 2017 to 2 p.m. on October 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0722 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 M. Moore, Bridge Management Specialist, First District Bridge Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (212) 514–4334, email James.M.Moore2@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Connecticut Department of Transportation, on behalf of MetroNorth Railroad, the owner of the bridge, requested a temporary deviation in order to facilitate repairs to the headblocks in the movable span. The Metro-North (Devon) Bridge across the Housatonic River, mile 3.9 at Stratford, Connecticut offers mariners a vertical clearance of 19 feet at mean high water and 25 feet at mean low water in the closed position. Horizontal clearance is 83 feet. The existing drawbridge regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.207(b). This temporary deviation will allow the draw of the Devon Railroad Bridge to remain closed on weekdays on a weekly basis from 8 a.m. September 11, 2017 through 2 p.m. October 6, 2017 with openings offered on weekends when 24 hours of advance notice is provided. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Under this temporary deviation the Metro-North (Devon) Bridge will operate as follows: a. The draw will remain closed for all vessels that would otherwise require and opening from 8 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017, through 2 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017. This closure will repeat Monday through Friday of each week until October 6, 2017. b. The draw will open on 24 hours advance notice for all vessels requiring such an opening from 2 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017 through 8 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017, and repeat each Friday through Monday of each weekend until October 2, 2017. The waterway is largely transited by seasonal recreational traffic. Vessels able to pass through 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 inform waterway users through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so vessel operators are allowed the opportunity to arrange their transits so as 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: August 10, 2017. Christopher J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–17201 Filed 8–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0720] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA 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 3rd Street Drawbridge across China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow participants to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 156 (Tuesday, August 15, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0722]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; 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. The 
deviation is necessary to complete repairs to the movable span and 
allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for approximately 
one month during weekdays and weeknights while opening during weekends 
if provided 24 hours of advance notice.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on September 11, 2017 to 
2 p.m. on October 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2017-0722 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 M. Moore, Bridge Management 
Specialist, First District Bridge Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 
(212) 514-4334, email James.M.Moore2@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Connecticut Department of 
Transportation, on behalf of Metro-North Railroad, the owner of the 
bridge, requested a temporary deviation in order to facilitate repairs 
to the headblocks in the movable span.
    The Metro-North (Devon) Bridge across the Housatonic River, mile 
3.9 at Stratford, Connecticut offers mariners a vertical clearance of 
19 feet at mean high water and 25 feet at mean low water in the closed 
position. Horizontal clearance is 83 feet. The existing drawbridge 
regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.207(b).
    This temporary deviation will allow the draw of the Devon Railroad 
Bridge to remain closed on weekdays on a weekly basis from 8 a.m. 
September 11, 2017 through 2 p.m. October 6, 2017 with openings offered 
on weekends when 24 hours of advance notice is provided.
    Under this temporary deviation the Metro-North (Devon) Bridge will 
operate as follows:
    a. The draw will remain closed for all vessels that would otherwise 
require and opening from 8 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017, through 
2 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017. This closure will repeat Monday 
through Friday of each week until October 6, 2017.
    b. The draw will open on 24 hours advance notice for all vessels 
requiring such an opening from 2 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017 
through 8 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017, and repeat each Friday 
through Monday of each weekend until October 2, 2017.
    The waterway is largely transited by seasonal recreational traffic. 
Vessels able to pass through 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 inform waterway users through our Local and Broadcast 
Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge 
so vessel operators are allowed the opportunity to arrange their 
transits so as 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: August 10, 2017.
Christopher J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-17201 Filed 8-14-17; 8:45 am]
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