Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Quinnipiac River, New Haven, CT
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the Ferry Street Bridge, mile 0.7, across the Quinnipiac River at New Haven, Connecticut. The Coast Guard published a temporary final rule on September 27, 2007, which allowed single leaf bridge openings through April 30, 2008, to facilitate bridge repairs. The Coast Guard was notified by the bridge owner that an eight day complete bridge closure would be necessary in order to complete the bridge repairs. As a result, a second temporary final rule is now necessary to allow the Ferry Street Bridge to remain completely closed for eight days in order to facilitate rehabilitation construction at the bridge.
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting
The Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee (CFIVSAC) will meet in New Orleans, LA, to discuss various issues relating to commercial vessel safety in the fishing industry. This meeting will be open to the public.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC); its Subcommittees on Outreach, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard, Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security (HCTS), and International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code; as well as its Working Group on Barge Emissions and Hazard Communication will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss various issues relating to the marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. These meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH, and Kittery, ME
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Memorial (US 1) Bridge across the Piscataqua River at mile 3.5, between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.