Coast Guard, DOT.
Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the SR1A Bridge, mile 0.0, across the Hampton River in New Hampshire. This deviation from the regulations, effective from February 20, 2002 through March 31, 2002, allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for vessel traffic. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled maintenance repairs at the bridge.
This deviation is effective from February 20, 2002 through March 31, 2002.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (617) 223-8364.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The existing drawbridge operating regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.697.
The bridge owner, New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operating regulations to facilitate necessary structural repairs at the bridge.
This deviation to the operating regulations, effective from February 20, 2002 through March 31, 2002, allows the SR1A Bridge to remain in the closed position for vessel traffic. There have been only two or three opening at this bridge each year during the requested time period scheduled for these structural repairs in past years. The Coast Guard coordinated this closure with the mariners effected and no objections were received.
This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35, and will be performed with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as soon as possible.Start Signature
Dated: February 13, 2002.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 02-4415 Filed 2-22-02; 8:45 am]
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