[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 56610-56611]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22266]



Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, Lawrence, NY

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.


SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the 
Atlantic Beach Bridge, mile 0.4, across Reynolds Channel, at Lawrence, 
New York. This temporary deviation authorizes the Atlantic Beach Bridge 
to operate under an alternate schedule for 92 days, to facilitate 
electrical and structural rehabilitation at the bridge.

DATES: This deviation is effective from September 13, 2013 through 
December 1, 2013, and has been enforced with actual notice since 
September 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2013-0780 and are available online 
at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2013-0780 in the ``Keyword'' and 
then clicking ``Search''. They are also available for inspection or 
copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Ms. Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard 
District, telephone (212) 668-7165, email judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil. If 
you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, 
Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic Beach Bridge, across Reynolds 
Channel, mile 0.4, at Lawrence, New York, has a vertical clearance in 
the closed position of 25 feet at mean high water and 30 feet at mean 
low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 
33 CFR 117.799(e).
    The owner of the bridge, Nassau County Bridge Authority, requested 
a temporary deviation to facilitate electrical and structural 
rehabilitation at the bridge.
    The waterway has commercial and seasonal recreational vessels of 
various sizes.
    Under this temporary deviation the draw of the Atlantic Beach 
Bridge at mile 0.4, across Reynolds Channel shall operate as follows:
    (1) From September 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013, Monday 
through Friday, the draw may operate a single span on signal, every two 
hours, on the even hour, between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. From 8 p.m. through 
6 a.m. the draw may operate a single span on signal. On weekends and 
holidays from Friday at 8 p.m. through Monday at 6 a.m. the bridge 
shall open both spans every hour on the hour. The draw may remain in 
the closed position between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. on September 12, 13, 24, 
and 25, 2013.

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    (2) From October 1, 2013 through December 1, 2013, the bridge shall 
operate a single span on signal at 6 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. 
and at any time between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. The draw shall open both 
spans at all times for commercial vessel traffic after at least a 48 
hour advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the 
bridge. The draw may remain in the closed position between 12 a.m. and 
5 a.m. on October 15, and October 16, 2013.
    The Coast Guard contacted all known commercial waterway users 
regarding this deviation and no objections were received.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge must return to its 
regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated 
time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: August 29, 2013.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-22266 Filed 9-12-13; 8:45 am]