Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saugatuck River, Saugatuck, CT, 43984-43985 [2018-18650]

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 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 29, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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. 2018–18650 Filed 8–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0757] Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM). DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1191, Table 1, Item number 1, will be enforced from 11 a.m. on August 31, 2018 to 10:45 p.m. on August 31, 2018, or as announced via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call or email Lieutenant Emily K. Rowan, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399–7443 or email at D11-SMB-SectorSF-WaterwaySafety@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce a 100 foot safety zone around the fireworks barge during the loading, transit, and arrival of the fireworks barge from the loading location to the display location and until the start of the fireworks display. From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on August 31, 2018, the fireworks barge will be loading pyrotechnics from Pier 50 in San Francisco, CA. The fireworks barge will remain at the loading location until its transit to the display location. From 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on August 31, 2018 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Aug 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 the loaded fireworks barge will transit from Pier 50 to the launch site near Pier 48 in approximate position 37°46′36″ N, 122°22′56″ W (NAD 83) where it will remain until the conclusion of the fireworks display. Upon the commencement of the 15 minute fireworks display, scheduled to begin at the conclusion of the baseball game, at approximately 10:00 p.m. on August 31, 2018, the safety zone will increase in size and encompass the navigable waters around and under the fireworks barge within a radius of 700 feet near Pier 48 in approximate position 37°46′36″ N, 122°22′56″ W (NAD 83) for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks in 33 CFR 165.1191, Table 1, Item number 1. This safety zone will be in effect from 11 a.m. on August 31, 2018 until 10:45 p.m. on August 31, 2018, or as announced via Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.1191, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone during all applicable effective dates and times, unless authorized to do so by the PATCOM. Additionally, each person who receives notice of a lawful order or direction issued by an official patrol vessel shall obey the order or direction. The PATCOM is empowered to forbid entry into and control the regulated area. The PATCOM shall be designated by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco. The PATCOM may, upon request, allow the transit of commercial vessels through regulated areas when it is safe to do so. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.1191 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with extensive advance notification of the safety zone and its enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners. If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, a Broadcast Notice to Mariners may be used to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. Dated: August 23, 2018. R.W. Deakin, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Chief, Waterways Management Division. [FR Doc. 2018–18712 Filed 8–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 43985 POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 111 Overweight Items Postal ServiceTM. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Postal Service is amending Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) to implement a process to remove overweight items from the postal network. DATES: Effective Date: August 29, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lizbeth Dobbins at (202) 268–3789 or Garry Rodriguez at (202) 268–7261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Postal Service published a notice of proposed rulemaking on April 20, 2018, (83 FR 17518–17519) to amend the DMM to add a process, which included a fee, for removing overweight items that are found in the postal network. Items that exceed the 70 pound weight limit are nonmailable and are not provided service. The Postal Service received 2 formal responses to the proposed rule, one of which included multiple comments. Both responses were in agreement with enforcing the 70 pound weight restriction. However, the second responder had several comments, as follows: Comment: The responder felt it was unclear whether the fee would be imposed on the appropriate party, specifically in regards to returns. Response: The Postal Service is deferring implementation of the fee at this time. When the fee is implemented, the Postal Service expects that, in most instances, including returns, the fee will be requested of the sender. However, certain circumstances (e.g., when the sender is unknown) may require the fee to be requested from the receiver. Customers (sender, receiver) have the responsibility to communicate with each other to determine who is liable for the fee payment. Comment: The second comment questioned the application of the fee and provided a hypothetical where the error was a result of an inaccurate Post Office scale. Response: Post Office scales are calibrated daily. Customers may request a ‘‘sight’’ verification at the facility where the item was secured. Comment: The third comment questioned the $100 fee and whether it could be construed as a price requiring additional approval. Response: The fee determination will be made at a later date. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 29, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 43984-43985]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18650]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0754]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saugatuck River, Saugatuck, 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 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 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 [email protected].

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

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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.
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