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Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Jamaica Bay, New York, NY

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.


The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge across Jamaica Bay, mile 6.7, at New York, New York. Under this temporary deviation the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge may remain in the closed position on Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., on October 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2007. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge track repairs.


This deviation is effective from October 13, 2007 through October 21, 2007.


Materials referred to in this document are available for inspection or copying at the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (617) 223-8364. The First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch Office maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation.

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Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668-7165.

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The Beach Channel Railroad Bridge, across Jamaica Bay, mile 6.7, at New York, New York, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 26 feet at mean high water and 31 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.5.

The owner of the bridge, New York City Transit Authority, requested a temporary deviation to complete repairs to the bridge rails.

Under this temporary deviation, in effect for two weekends, the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge need not open for the passage of vessel traffic on Saturday and Sunday between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on October 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2007.

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.

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 operation schedule. Notice of the above action shall be provided to the public in the Local Notice to Mariners and the Federal Register, where practicable.

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Dated: September 28, 2007.

Gary Kassof,

Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. E7-20009 Filed 10-10-07; 8:45 am]