Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Oceanport Creek, Oceanport, NJ
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO) Bridge across Oceanport Creek at mile 8.4, at Oceanport, New Jersey. The bridge owner submitted a request to allow the bridge to require a four hour advance notice for bridge openings year-round based upon infrequent requests to open the draw during past years. It is expected that this proposed change to the regulations will create efficiency in drawbridge operations while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Elizabeth, NJ
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the First Street Bridge across the Elizabeth River at mile 0.4, at Elizabeth, New Jersey. The drawbridge was converted to a fixed bridge in July 2010, and the operating regulation is no longer necessary.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Miner Slough, Near Rio Vista, CA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the California Department of Transportation, Hwy 84 drawbridge across Miner Slough, mile 5.5, near Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to repair the damaged deck system of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position with a 7 foot reduction in vertical clearance during the deviation period.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulations for annually reoccurring firework displays and marine events within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo. The safety zones that would be amended or established by this proposed rulemaking are necessary to protect the surrounding public, spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays, hydroplane boat races, and other events of a similar nature posing a potential hazard to the safety of life and property on the navigable waters. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from designated areas on navigable waterways during these events.