Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, CT, 45728 [2017-21068]

Download as PDF 45728 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0880] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Plum Island River, Newbury, 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 Plum Island Turnpike Bridge across Plum Island River, mile 3.3, between Newburyport and Plum Island, Massachusetts. This deviation is necessary to facilitate a planned water main repair project and allows the bridge to be closed for twenty nine days. DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. on October 10, 2017 through 5 p.m. on November 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0880, 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, Bridge Management Specialist, First District Bridge Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 617–223– 8619, email James.L.Rousseau2@ uscg.mil. SUMMARY: The owner of the bridge, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation in order to facilitate a planned water main repair next to the bridge. The project includes installing a temporary water main bypass on the bridge, preventing span operation. The Plum Island Turnpike Bridge across Plum Island River, mile 3.3, between Newburyport and Plum Island, Massachusetts is a bascule bridge with a vertical clearance of 13 feet at mean high water and 21 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.615. This temporary deviation allows the Plum Island Turnpike Bridge to remain closed beginning 5 a.m. October 10, 2017 until 5 p.m. November 7, 2017. Plum Island River is transited by small recreational vessels. Coordination with waterway users has indicated no jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:21 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 objections to the closure of the draw and no requests for openings have occurred during this period for the last three years. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without an opening may do so at all times. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies. The Atlantic Ocean can be used as an 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 vessel operators may 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: September 27, 2017. Christopher J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–21067 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0878] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, 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 Stratford Avenue Bridge across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.1 at Bridgeport, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary to facilitate a planned inspection and will allow the owner to temporarily close the draw for five days from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. on December 4, 2017 to 5 p.m. on December 8, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0878, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email James L. Rousseau, Bridge Management Specialist, First District Bridge Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 617–223– 8619, email James.L.Rousseau2@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The owner of the bridge, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation in order to facilitate planned inspection of the bridge including the entire counterweight sheave shaft/trunnion journal surfaces as well as machinery cross shaft disconnection and disassembly for associated components. The Stratford Avenue Bridge across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.1, at Bridgeport, Connecticut is a lift bridge with a vertical clearance of 8 feet at mean high water and 14 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.219(a). This temporary deviation will allow the Stratford Avenue Bridge to remain closed each day from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning December 4, 2017 until December 8, 2017. The waterway is transited by small recreational vessels and commercial fishing vessels. Coordination with waterway users has indicated no objections to the proposed closure of the draw. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without an opening may do so at all times. The bridge will not 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 vessel operators may 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 27, 2017. Christopher 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-2017-0878]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, 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 Stratford Avenue Bridge across the 
Pequonnock River, mile 0.1 at Bridgeport, Connecticut. This deviation 
is necessary to facilitate a planned inspection and will allow the 
owner to temporarily close the draw for five days from 7:30 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. daily.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. on December 4, 2017 
to 5 p.m. on December 8, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2017-0878, 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, 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 Connecticut 
Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation in order 
to facilitate planned inspection of the bridge including the entire 
counterweight sheave shaft/trunnion journal surfaces as well as 
machinery cross shaft disconnection and disassembly for associated 
components.
    The Stratford Avenue Bridge across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.1, 
at Bridgeport, Connecticut is a lift bridge with a vertical clearance 
of 8 feet at mean high water and 14 feet at mean low water in the 
closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are 
listed at 33 CFR 117.219(a).
    This temporary deviation will allow the Stratford Avenue Bridge to 
remain closed each day from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning December 4, 
2017 until December 8, 2017. The waterway is transited by small 
recreational vessels and commercial fishing vessels. Coordination with 
waterway users has indicated no objections to the proposed closure of 
the draw. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without an opening may 
do so at all times. The bridge will not 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 vessel operators may 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: September 27, 2017.
Christopher J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-21068 Filed 9-29-17; 8:45 am]
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