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 Witt Penn Bridge at mile 3.1, across the Hackensack River, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the Witt Penn Bridge may remain in the closed position for 45 days to facilitate necessary bridge maintenance.
This deviation is effective from September 8, 2009 through October 22, 2009.
Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG-2009-0735 and are available online at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2009-0735 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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
If you have questions on this rule, call or e-mail Mr. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 668-7165. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Witt Penn Bridge, across the Hackensack River at mile 3.1 has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 35 feet at mean high water and 40 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.723.Start Printed Page 46011
The waterway has seasonal recreational vessels, and commercial vessels of various sizes.
The owner of the bridge, New Jersey Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate the replacement of sheaves and wire ropes at the bridge.
Under this temporary deviation the Witt Penn Bridge, mile 3.1, across the Hackensack River may remain in the closed position for bridge maintenance from September 8, 2009 through October 22, 2009. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation has been coordinated with the waterway users.
The contractor will have a crane barge located at the bridge. The crane barge will move out of the main channel upon request after at least a 9 hour advance notice is given by calling the bridge at 201-795-0631.
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.Start Signature
Dated: August 27, 2009.
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E9-21561 Filed 9-4-09; 8:45 am]
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