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Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Jamaica Bay and Connecting Waterways, Queens, NY

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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 regulation governing the operation of the Marine Parkway Bridge across Jamaica Bay at mile 3.0, at Queens, New York. Under this temporary deviation, the Marine Parkway Bridge need not open for the passage of vessel traffic between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on August 28, 2006 and August 29, 2006. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.

DATES:

This deviation is effective from August 28, 2006 through August 29, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

Materials referred to in this document are available for inspection or copying at the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, One South Street, New York, New York, 10004, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (212) 668-7165. The First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch Office maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668-7195.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Marine Parkway Bridge, across Jamaica Bay at mile 3.0, at Queens, New York, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 55 feet at mean high water and 59 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.795(a).

The owner of the bridge, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate bridge inspection operations. The bridge will not be able to open while the bridge inspection operation is underway.

Under this temporary deviation, the Marine Parkway Bridge across Jamaica Bay at mile 3.0 need not open for the passage of vessel traffic between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on August 28, 2006 and August 29, 2006.

In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(c), this work will be performed with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as soon as possible.

Should the bridge maintenance authorized by this temporary deviation be completed before the end of the effective period published in this notice, the Coast Guard will rescind the remainder of this temporary deviation, and the bridge shall be returned to its normal operating schedule. Notice of the above action shall be provided to the public in the Local Notice to Mariners and the Federal Register, where practicable.

This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

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Dated: August 1, 2006.

Gary Kassof,

Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. E6-12983 Filed 8-8-06; 8:45 am]

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