Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Umpqua River, Reedsport, OR, 35843 [2012-14642]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 116 / Friday, June 15, 2012 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0534] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Umpqua River, Reedsport, OR Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 101 Highway Bridge across the Umpqua River, mile 11.1, at Reedsport, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate electrical system upgrades on the bridge. This deviation allows the US 101 Umpqua River Bridge to remain in the closed position during system upgrade and maintenance. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on June 25, 2012 through 5 p.m. June 28, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0534 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0534 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: The Oregon Department of Transportation has requested that the US 101 Umpqua River Bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate electrical system upgrades to the bridge’s control circuitry. The US 101 Bridge crosses the Umpqua River at mile 11.1 and provides 36 feet of vertical clearance above mean high water when in the closed position. Vessels which do not require an opening of the bridge may continue to transit beneath the bridge during this maintenance period. Under normal srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:51 Jun 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 conditions the US 101 Umpqua River Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.893(a) which states that the draw shall open on signal if at least two hours advance notice is given. This deviation period is from 8 a.m. on June 25, 2012 through 5 p.m. June 28, 2012. The deviation allows the US 101 Umpqua River Bridge, mile 11.1, to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 8 a.m. June 25, 2012 through 5 p.m. June 28, 2012. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.893(a) at all other times. Waterway usage on this stretch of the Umpqua River includes vessels ranging from occasional 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 public vessels of the United States and 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: June 6, 2012. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–14642 Filed 6–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0192] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), at Wrightsville Beach, NC; Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear River, at Wilmington, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Coast Guard Fifth District, has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern three North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) bridges: The S.R. 74 Bridge, across AIWW, mile 283.1 at Wrightsville Beach, NC; the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge across the Cape Fear River, mile SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 35843 26.8; and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast Cape Fear River, mile 1.0; both at Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the YMCA Tri Span 5K & 10K races. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position during the races. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0192 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0192 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 Terrance Knowles, Coast Guard; telephone 757–398–6587, email Terrance.A.Knowles@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Wilmington Family YMCA, on behalf of NCDOT, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating schedules for the S.R. 74 Bridge, across AIWW, mile 283.1 at Wrightsville Beach, NC; the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge across the Cape Fear River, mile 26.8; and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast Cape Fear River, mile 1.0; both at Wilmington, NC. The requested deviation is to accommodate the annual YMCA Tri Span 5K & 10K races scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2012. To facilitate these events, the draw of the bridges will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation positions from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The SR 74 Bridge is a double-leaf bascule drawbridge with a vertical clearance of 20 feet, above mean high water, in the closed position. The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.821(a)(4). During the month of July, the bridge is required to open on signal, except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw need only open on the hour. The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is a vertical-lift drawbridge with a vertical clearance of 65 feet, above mean high water, in the closed position. The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.823. During the month of E:\FR\FM\15JNR1.SGM 15JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0534]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Umpqua River, Reedsport, 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 US 101 Highway Bridge across the 
Umpqua River, mile 11.1, at Reedsport, OR. This deviation is necessary 
to accommodate electrical system upgrades on the bridge. This deviation 
allows the US 101 Umpqua River Bridge to remain in the closed position 
during system upgrade and maintenance.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on June 25, 2012 through 
5 p.m. June 28, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-0534 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0534 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: The Oregon Department of Transportation has 
requested that the US 101 Umpqua River Bridge remain closed to vessel 
traffic to facilitate electrical system upgrades to the bridge's 
control circuitry. The US 101 Bridge crosses the Umpqua River at mile 
11.1 and provides 36 feet of vertical clearance above mean high water 
when in the closed position. Vessels which do not require an opening of 
the bridge may continue to transit beneath the bridge during this 
maintenance period. Under normal conditions the US 101 Umpqua River 
Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.893(a) which states that 
the draw shall open on signal if at least two hours advance notice is 
given. This deviation period is from 8 a.m. on June 25, 2012 through 5 
p.m. June 28, 2012. The deviation allows the US 101 Umpqua River 
Bridge, mile 11.1, to remain in the closed position and need not open 
for maritime traffic from 8 a.m. June 25, 2012 through 5 p.m. June 28, 
2012. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.893(a) at 
all other times. Waterway usage on this stretch of the Umpqua River 
includes vessels ranging from occasional 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 public vessels of the 
United States and 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: June 6, 2012.
Randall D. Overton,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-14642 Filed 6-14-12; 8:45 am]
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