Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mianus River, Greenwich, CT, 7395 [2018-03470]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0097] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mianus River, Greenwich, 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 Bridge across the Mianus River, mile 1.0 at Greenwich, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to repair the superstructure and replace timber ties. This deviation allows the bridge to be closed to navigation. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on April 10, 2018 to 8 a.m. on May 14, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0097 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 Mr. Jeffrey Stieb, First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 617– 223–8364, email Jeffrey.D.Stieb@ uscg.mil. SUMMARY: The owner of the bridge, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT), requested a temporary deviation to conduct superstructure repair and timber ties replacement. The MetroNorth Bridge across the Mianus River, mile 1.0, at Greenwich Connecticut has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 20 feet at mean high water and 27 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.209. This temporary deviation allows the bridge to operate from 8 a.m. April 10, 2018 to 8 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018 as follows: From 8 a.m. Monday through 4 p.m. Friday, the draw is authorized to remain closed to navigation; from 4:01 p.m. Friday to 7:59 a.m. Monday, the draw shall open with 24 hours advance notice. 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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: February 14, 2018. Christopher J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–03470 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Parts 1, 4, 9, and 20 [WT Docket No. 16–240; FCC 17–167] Requirements for Licensees To Overcome a CMRS Presumption Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission adopts rules to harmonize and streamline the Commission’s regulations regarding the classification of commercial and private mobile radio services, primarily by removing provisions in the Commission’s rules that were outdated or unnecessary. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0097]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mianus River, Greenwich, 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 Bridge across the 
Mianus River, mile 1.0 at Greenwich, Connecticut. The deviation is 
necessary to repair the superstructure and replace timber ties. This 
deviation allows the bridge to be closed to navigation.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on April 10, 2018 to 8 
a.m. on May 14, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2018-0097 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 Mr. Jeffrey Stieb, First Coast Guard 
District Bridge Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 617-223-8364, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The owner of the bridge, the Connecticut 
Department of Transportation (CT DOT), requested a temporary deviation 
to conduct superstructure repair and timber ties replacement. The 
Metro-North Bridge across the Mianus River, mile 1.0, at Greenwich 
Connecticut has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 20 feet 
at mean high water and 27 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge 
operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.209.
    This temporary deviation allows the bridge to operate from 8 a.m. 
April 10, 2018 to 8 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018 as follows: From 8 
a.m. Monday through 4 p.m. Friday, the draw is authorized to remain 
closed to navigation; from 4:01 p.m. Friday to 7:59 a.m. Monday, the 
draw shall open with 24 hours advance notice.
    The deviation will have negligible effect on vessel navigation. The 
waterway is transited primarily by seasonal recreational vessels and 
small commercial fishing vessels. In 2016 there were six openings and 
in 2017 there were 19 openings between the effective dates. CT DOT has 
notified waterway users, the harbormaster, and town officials of the 
requested deviation. No objections to the proposed closure were 
received. Vessels that can pass through the bridge in the closed 
position may continue to do so. The bridge will not be able to open for 
emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to 
pass. CT DOT will issue a press release announcing the closure. The 
Coast Guard will inform waterway users of the closure through Local and 
Broadcast Notices to Mariners.
    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: February 14, 2018.
Christopher J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-03470 Filed 2-20-18; 8:45 am]
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