Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 76297 [2011-31328]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 2011 / Rules and Regulations thence to the point of beginning. This area is approximately 5,800 sq. yards, encompassing the central portion of Wells Harbor. (b) Anchorage ‘‘B’’. All of the waters enclosed by a line beginning at latitude 43°19′11.1″ N, longitude 070°33′49.8″ W; thence to latitude 43°19′10.5″ N, longitude 070°33′47.3″ W; thence to latitude 43°19′8.7″ N, longitude 070°33′50.6″ W; thence to latitude 43°19′8.3″ N, longitude 070°33′47.3 W; thence to the point of beginning. This area is approximately 25,000 sq. yards, encompassing the western portion of Wells Harbor. (c) Anchorage ‘‘C’’. All of the waters enclosed by a line beginning at latitude 43°19′17.7″ N, longitude 070°33′34.0″ W; thence to latitude 43°19′18.4″ N, longitude 070°33′32.9″ W; thence to latitude 43°19′13.0″ N, longitude 070°33′26.2″ W; thence to latitude 43°19′13.8″ N, longitude 070°33′25.5″ W; thence to the point of beginning. This area is approximately 8,200 sq. yards, encompassing the eastern portion of Wells Harbor. (d) Regulations: This area is principally for use by yachts and other recreational craft. Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place are allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes are not allowed. All moorings or anchors shall be placed well within the anchorage areas so that no portion of the hull or rigging will at any time extend outside of the anchorage. Note to § 110.9: All anchoring in the areas is under the supervision of the Wells Harbor Master or other such authority as may be designated by the authorities of the Town of Wells, Maine. All coordinates referenced use datum: NAD 83. Dated: November 21, 2011. Daniel A. Neptun, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–31226 Filed 12–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES [Docket No. USCG–2011–1090] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Dec 06, 2011 Jkt 226001 The Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Morrison Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.8, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to complete major rehabilitation of the bridge. This deviation allows single leaf operations during rehabilitation and requires a two hour advance notification for a single leaf opening. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on December 1, 2011 through 6 p.m. on May 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 1090 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–1090 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email the Bridge Administrator, Coast Guard Thirteenth District; telephone (206) 220–7282 email randall.d. overton@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Multnomah County has requested to operate the Morrison Bascule Bridge with single leaf openings with two hours advance notice. Single leaf openings are required to facilitate major maintenance activity and deck rehabilitation on the bridge. The Morrison Bridge crosses the Willamette River at mile 12.8. The Morrison Bridge is charted on NOAA Chart 18526 with a vertical clearance of 69 ft above Columbia River Datum Mean Lower Low Water in the closed position. Under normal operations the bridge operates under 33 CFR 117.897 which requires a one hour notice for openings between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and two hour notice for openings at all other times. This current deviation states the Morrison Bridge is allowed to operate with single leaf openings. The bridge will promptly open a single leaf when at least two hours of advanced notice is given. This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on December 1, 2011 through 6 p.m. on May 27, 2012. This stretch of the Willamette River experiences moderate maritime traffic volumes SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 76297 including vessels ranging from small recreational craft to commercial tug and tow. During this maintenance period a debris containment system will be attached to the inoperable bascule leaf and will reduce the vertical clearance under the inoperable leaf up to 8 ft. Vessels which do not require a bridge opening may continue to transit beneath the bridge during this deviation period. An assist tug will be provided for larger vessels when maneuvering is constrained by the limited opening. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge 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. Dated: November 23, 2011. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–31328 Filed 12–6–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–1037] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hutchinson River, Bronx, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Amtrak Pelham Bay Railroad Bridge at mile 0.5, across the Hutchinson River at the Bronx, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled maintenance at the bridge, pinion shaft bushing replacement. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for four days. DATES: This deviation is effective from 4 a.m. on December 2, 2011 through 4 a.m. on December 12, 2011. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 1037 and are available online at http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–1037 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., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07DER1.SGM 07DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-31328]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2011-1090]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
Morrison Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.8, at Portland, 
OR. The deviation is necessary to complete major rehabilitation of the 
bridge. This deviation allows single leaf operations during 
rehabilitation and requires a two hour advance notification for a 
single leaf opening.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on December 1, 2011 
through 6 p.m. on May 27, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-1090 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-1090 in the 
``Keyword'' box 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email the Bridge Administrator, Coast Guard Thirteenth 
District; telephone (206) 220-7282 email randall.d.overton@uscg.mil. If 
you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Multnomah County has requested to operate 
the Morrison Bascule Bridge with single leaf openings with two hours 
advance notice. Single leaf openings are required to facilitate major 
maintenance activity and deck rehabilitation on the bridge. The 
Morrison Bridge crosses the Willamette River at mile 12.8. The Morrison 
Bridge is charted on NOAA Chart 18526 with a vertical clearance of 69 
ft above Columbia River Datum Mean Lower Low Water in the closed 
position. Under normal operations the bridge operates under 33 CFR 
117.897 which requires a one hour notice for openings between 8 a.m. 
and 5 p.m. on weekdays and two hour notice for openings at all other 
times. This current deviation states the Morrison Bridge is allowed to 
operate with single leaf openings. The bridge will promptly open a 
single leaf when at least two hours of advanced notice is given. This 
deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on December 1, 2011 through 6 p.m. 
on May 27, 2012. This stretch of the Willamette River experiences 
moderate maritime traffic volumes including vessels ranging from small 
recreational craft to commercial tug and tow. During this maintenance 
period a debris containment system will be attached to the inoperable 
bascule leaf and will reduce the vertical clearance under the 
inoperable leaf up to 8 ft. Vessels which do not require a bridge 
opening may continue to transit beneath the bridge during this 
deviation period. An assist tug will be provided for larger vessels 
when maneuvering is constrained by the limited opening.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge 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.

    Dated: November 23, 2011.
Randall D. Overton,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2011-31328 Filed 12-6-11; 8:45 am]
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