Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 20718 [2012-8296]

Download as PDF 20718 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Rules and Regulations technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Environment ACTION: We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01, and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment because it simply promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 117 as follows: PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. ■ 2. Revise § 117.999 to read as follows: § 117.999 Blackwater River. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES The draw of the S189 bridge, mile 9.2 at South Quay, need not be opened for the passage of vessels. Dated: March 1, 2012. William D. Lee, Rear Admiral, United States Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–8295 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:11 Apr 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0217] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Bridge to Brews foot race scheduled for April 15, 2012. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on April 15, 2012 through 11:15 a.m. April 15, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0217 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0217 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 that the Broadway Bascule Bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate safe, uninterrupted roadway passage of participants of the Bridge to Brews event. The Bridge to Brews event is an annual 8–10K footrace held in Portland, OR. The race course passes over the Broadway Bridge. The Broadway Bridge crosses the Willamette River at mile 11.7 and provides 90 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0 while in the closed position. Vessels which do not require a bridge opening may continue to transit beneath the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 bridge during this closure period. Under normal conditions this bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897 which allows for the bridge to remain closed between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and also requires advance notification when a bridge opening is needed. This deviation period is from 8 a.m. on April 15, 2012 through 11:15 a.m. April 15, 2012. The deviation allows the bascule span of the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 8 a.m. through 11:15 a.m. on April 15, 2012. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.897 at all other times. Waterway usage on this stretch of the Willamette River includes vessels ranging from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Mariners will be notified and kept informed of the bridge’s operational status via the Coast Guard Notice to Mariners publication and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as appropriate. The draw span will be required to open, if needed, for vessels engaged in emergency response operations during this closure period. 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: March 19, 2012. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–8296 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0230] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Isleton, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating regulation that governs the Isleton Drawbridge across Sacramento River, mile 18.7, at Isleton, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow California Department of Transportation to paint and perform routine maintenance on the drawbridge. This deviation allows SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06APR1.SGM 06APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0217]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the 
Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. This deviation is 
necessary to accommodate the Bridge to Brews foot race scheduled for 
April 15, 2012. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the 
closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on April 15, 2012 
through 11:15 a.m. April 15, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-0217 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0217 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 that the 
Broadway Bascule Bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate 
safe, uninterrupted roadway passage of participants of the Bridge to 
Brews event. The Bridge to Brews event is an annual 8-10K footrace held 
in Portland, OR. The race course passes over the Broadway Bridge. The 
Broadway Bridge crosses the Willamette River at mile 11.7 and provides 
90 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0 while in 
the closed position. Vessels which do not require a bridge opening may 
continue to transit beneath the bridge during this closure period. 
Under normal conditions this bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 
117.897 which allows for the bridge to remain closed between 7 a.m. and 
9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and also requires 
advance notification when a bridge opening is needed. This deviation 
period is from 8 a.m. on April 15, 2012 through 11:15 a.m. April 15, 
2012. The deviation allows the bascule span of the Broadway Bridge 
across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, to remain in the closed 
position and need not open for maritime traffic from 8 a.m. through 
11:15 a.m. on April 15, 2012. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 
33 CFR 117.897 at all other times. Waterway usage on this stretch of 
the Willamette River includes vessels ranging from commercial tug and 
barge to small pleasure craft. Mariners will be notified and kept 
informed of the bridge's operational status via the Coast Guard Notice 
to Mariners publication and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as 
appropriate. The draw span will be required to open, if needed, for 
vessels engaged in emergency response operations during this closure 
period.
    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: March 19, 2012.
Randall D. Overton,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-8296 Filed 4-5-12; 8:45 am]
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