Federal Register: August 21, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 161)
DOCID: FR Doc E6-13776
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
CFR Citation: 33 CFR Part 117
CGD ID: [CGD01-06-103]
ACTION: Drawbridge operations:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mill Neck Creek, Oyster Bay, NY
DATES: This deviation is effective from September 5, 2006 through September 29, 2006.
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Bayville Bridge, across Mill Neck Creek, mile 0.1, at Oyster Bay, New York. This deviation allows the bridge owner to open only one of the two moveable bascule spans for the passage of vessel traffic from September 5, 2006 through September 29, 2006. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
The Bayville Bridge, across Mill Neck Creek, mile 0.1, at Oyster Bay, New York, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 9 feet at mean high water and 16 feet at mean low water. The existing regulation (33 CFR 117.5) requires the bridge to open on demand.
The owner of the bridge, County of Nassau, Department of Public Works, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled structural bridge repairs, rehabilitation of the two bascule spans.
In order to perform the structural repairs, the bascule span undergoing work must remain in the closed position.
Therefore, under this temporary deviation the Bayville Bridge across Mill Neck Creek, mile 0.1, at Oyster Bay, New York, shall open only one of the two movable spans for the passage of vessel traffic from September 5, 2006 through September 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(b).
Dated: August 10, 2006.
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E613776 Filed 81806; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 6687165.