Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Hempstead, NY, 43984 [2018-18637]

Download as PDF 43984 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 29, 2018 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0751] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Hempstead, NY 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 Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge across Sloop Channel, mile 12.8, at Hempstead, NY. The deviation is necessary to complete structural, mechanical, and electrical rehabilitations on the bridge. This temporary deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for two short periods, and allows the bridge to open only one bascule span at a time over various periods to facilitate bridge repairs. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 28, 2018 to 7 a.m. on December 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0751 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 Stephanie E. Lopez, Bridge Management Specialist, First District Bridge Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 212–514–4335, email Stephanie.E.Lopez@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The owner of the bridge, the New York State Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate the various structural, mechanical, and electrical rehabilitations. The spanlock platforms and machinery for both the Northbound and Southbound Bridge will be replaced in their entirety. Trunnion tower and rack gear supports repairs will be performed, and the bridge instrumentation will be replaced. The Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge across the Sloop Channel, mile 12.8, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 22 feet at mean high water and 25 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.799(h). This temporary deviation allows the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge to open only one bascule span at a time sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Aug 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., providing a minimum of 43 feet of available horizontal clearance, on the following days: September 28, 2018; October 1–5, 2018; November 26–30, 2018; and December 3, 2018. Additionally, the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge shall remain in the closed position from 7 a.m. on October 15, 2018 through 7 a.m. on October 17, 2018 and from 7 a.m. on December 11, 2018 to 7 a.m. December 13, 2018. The waterway is transited by commercial and recreational traffic. The Coast Guard notified known waterway users and there were no objections to this temporary deviation. 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 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: August 23, 2018. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–18637 Filed 8–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0754] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saugatuck River, Saugatuck, 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 SAGA Bridge across the Saugatuck River, mile 1.1 at Saugatuck, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to conduct bridge maintenance and repair work. The deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to maritime SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 navigation on weekdays and requires the bridge to open with 24 hours advance notice on weekends. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on September 17, 2018, to 8 a.m. on October 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0754, 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, Coast Guard; telephone 617–223–8364, email Jeffrey.D.Stieb@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The owner of the bridge, Connecticut Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule in order to conduct bridge maintenance and repair work. The Metro-North SAGA Railroad Bridge across the Saugatuck River, mile 1.1, at Saugatuck, Connecticut has a vertical clearance of 13 feet at mean high water in the closed position. The existing bridge operating regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.221(b). Under this temporary deviation, from 8 a.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018, to 8 a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018, the Metro-North SAGA Bridge may operate as follows: From 8 a.m. Monday to 3 p.m. Friday, the draw may remain closed to marine navigation. From 3 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday, the draw shall open with 24 hours advance notice. The waterway is transited by seasonal recreational vessels of various sizes. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies. The Department of Transportation has coordinated the closure with the harbormaster and has posted notice of the closure on the Connecticut Department of Transportation Construction News website. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterway 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 this 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 E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0751]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Hempstead, NY

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 Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge 
across Sloop Channel, mile 12.8, at Hempstead, NY. The deviation is 
necessary to complete structural, mechanical, and electrical 
rehabilitations on the bridge. This temporary deviation allows the 
bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for two short 
periods, and allows the bridge to open only one bascule span at a time 
over various periods to facilitate bridge repairs.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 28, 2018 to 
7 a.m. on December 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2018-0751 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 Stephanie E. Lopez, Bridge 
Management Specialist, First District Bridge Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; 
telephone 212-514-4335, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The owner of the bridge, the New York State 
Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to 
facilitate the various structural, mechanical, and electrical 
rehabilitations. The spanlock platforms and machinery for both the 
Northbound and Southbound Bridge will be replaced in their entirety. 
Trunnion tower and rack gear supports repairs will be performed, and 
the bridge instrumentation will be replaced. The Meadowbrook State 
Parkway Bridge across the Sloop Channel, mile 12.8, has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position of 22 feet at mean high water and 25 
feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are 
found at 33 CFR 117.799(h).
    This temporary deviation allows the Meadowbrook State Parkway 
Bridge to open only one bascule span at a time between 7 a.m. and 3 
p.m., providing a minimum of 43 feet of available horizontal clearance, 
on the following days: September 28, 2018; October 1-5, 2018; November 
26-30, 2018; and December 3, 2018.
    Additionally, the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge shall remain in 
the closed position from 7 a.m. on October 15, 2018 through 7 a.m. on 
October 17, 2018 and from 7 a.m. on December 11, 2018 to 7 a.m. 
December 13, 2018.
    The waterway is transited by commercial and recreational traffic. 
The Coast Guard notified known waterway users and there were no 
objections to this temporary deviation. 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 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: August 23, 2018.
C.J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-18637 Filed 8-28-18; 8:45 am]
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