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Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mill Neck Creek, Oyster Bay, NY

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation.


The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Bayville Bridge across the Mill Neck Creek, mile 0.1, at Oyster Bay, New York. The deviation is necessary to perform electrical and mechanical upgrades. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for approximately 5 days.


This deviation is effective from 7:00 a.m. on January 11, 2016 to 3:30 p.m. on January 15, 2016.


The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-1102] is available at Type the docket number in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH”. Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation.

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If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Ms. Judy K. Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514-4330, email

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Nassau County Department of Public Works requested this temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to perform electrical and mechanical upgrades.

The Bayville Bridge, mile 0.1, across the Mill Neck Creek has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 9 feet at mean high water and 16 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.800.

The waterway is transited by one commercial user and recreation vessel traffic.

Under this temporary deviation, the Bayville Bridge may remain in the closed position from 7:00 a.m. on January 11, 2016 to 3:30 p.m. on January 15, 2016.

Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass.

The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation.

In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

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Dated: December 17, 2015.

C.J. Bisignano,

Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 2015-32254 Filed 12-22-15; 8:45 am]