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Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, NY

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

SUMMARY:

The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the Wreck Lead Bridge, mile 4.4, across Reynolds Channel at Hempstead, New York. This deviation from the regulations allows the bridge to remain in the closed position from 6:30 a.m. on December 10, 2002 through 6:30 a.m. on December 13, 2002. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled maintenance at the bridge.

DATES:

This deviation is effective from December 10, 2002 through December 13, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joseph Schmied, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668-7165.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The bridge owner, Long Island Railroad, requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operating regulations to facilitate necessary structural repairs, replacement of structural bracing, couplings, and deteriorated concrete, at the bridge.

Under this deviation the Wreck Lead Bridge, mile 4.4, across Reynolds Channel at Hempstead, New York, may remain in the closed position from 6:30 a.m. on December 10, 2002 through 6:30 a.m. on December 13, 2002.

There have been few requests to open this bridge during the requested time period scheduled for these structural repairs in past years. The Coast Guard and the bridge owner coordinated this closure with the facilities upstream from the bridge and no objections to this scheduled closure 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.

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Dated: November 22, 2002.

V.S. Crea,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 02-30930 Filed 12-5-02; 8:45 am]

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