Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 43164-43165 [2012-17945]

Download as PDF 43164 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 24, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 9. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. 10. Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children. 11. Indian Tribal Governments This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 12. Energy Effects This rule is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. Emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES 13. Technical Standards This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule will increase the restricted area surrounding U.S. Navy VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:03 Jul 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 parade vessels operating in regulated area ‘‘Alpha,’’ which is defined in 33 CFR 100.1105(b)(1), from 200 yards to 500 yards. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(a) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. 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 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: 33 U.S.C. 1233. ■ 2. In § 100.1105 revise paragraph (c)(1) to read as follows: ■ § 100.1105 San Francisco Bay Navy Fleetweek Parade of Ships and Blue Angels Demonstration. * * * * * (c) * * * (1) Except for persons or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, in regulated area ‘‘Alpha’’ no person may enter or remain within 500 yards of any Navy parade vessel. No person or vessel shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the through transit of ship parade participants or official patrol vessels in regulated area ‘‘Alpha.’’ * * * * * Dated: July 12, 2012. Cynthia L. Stowe, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port San Francisco. [FR Doc. 2012–17946 Filed 7–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0666] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR AGENCY: PO 00000 Coast Guard, DHS. Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs four Multnomah County bridges: The Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7, the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, the Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, and the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, all crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Portland Providence Bridge Pedal event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants. DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. August 12, 2012 through 12:30 p.m. August 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0666 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0666 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 a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7, the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, the Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, and the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, all crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. The requested deviation is to accommodate the annual Providence Bridge Pedal event. To facilitate this event, the draws of the bridges will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation positions as follows: the Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7; the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4; Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8; and the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, need not open for vessel traffic from 5 a.m. August 12, 2012 until 12:30 a.m. August 12, 2012. Vessels which do not require bridge openings may continue to transit beneath these bridges during the closure period. The Broadway Bridge, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JYR1.SGM 24JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 24, 2012 / Rules and Regulations mile 11.7, provides a vertical clearance of 90 feet in the closed position, the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, provides a vertical clearance of 64 feet in the closed position, the Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, provides a vertical clearance of 69 feet in the closed position, and the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, provides a vertical clearance of 49 feet in the closed position; all clearances are referenced to the vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0. The current operating schedule for all four bridges is set out in 33 CFR 117.897. The normal operating schedule for all four bridges state that they need not open from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. This deviation period is from 5 a.m. on August 12, 2012 through 12:30 p.m. August 12, 2012. The deviation allows the Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7, the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, the Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, and the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, across the Willamette River, to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 5 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on August 12, 2012. The four bridges 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 bridges’ operational status via the Coast Guard Notice to Mariners publication and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as appropriate. The bridges 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 drawbridges must return to their regular operating schedules immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: July 13, 2012. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–17945 Filed 7–23–12; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0926] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lafourche Bayou, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is changing the regulations governing six bridges across Bayou Lafourche, south of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. The Regulations will now begin on August 1 vice August 15 of each year. In addition, one of the six bridges, mile 30.6, is to close 15 minutes earlier than the other bridges. These closures will facilitate the safe, efficient movement of staff, students and other residents within the parish. DATES: This rule is effective on August 1, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket [USCG–2011–0926], and are available online by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2011–0926 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ This material is 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 Jim Wetherington, D8 Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email james.r.wetherington@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Regulatory History and Information On April 16, 2012, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled, ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lafourche Bayou, LA,’’ in VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:03 Jul 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 43165 the Federal Register (77 FR 22520). We received one comment on the proposed rule and it was in favor of the change. We also received a request for an additional change specific to the operating schedule for the SR 308 (South Lafourche (Tarpon)) Vertical Lift Bridge, mile 30.6, at Galliano, Lafourche Parish, LA. The staff, teachers and students of South Lafourche High School requested that the start time for this bridge regulation be 15 minutes earlier, 6:45 a.m. as opposed to 7 a.m., to accommodate the school traffic in this area during school hours. Due to this request for further modification to the drawbridge operations not being included as part of the original NPRM, it was determined that the Coast Guard would reopen the NPRM for additional comments and provide the public information regarding the additional modification request. On June 15, 2012, a notice reopening the comment period for 20 days was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 35897). We received no comments on the modified proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. The Coast Guard is issuing this final rule without a full 30 days before its effective date under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without a full 30 days notice before its effective date when the agency for good cause finds that procedure ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective in less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. A standard 30 day comment period was given for the NPRM. Only one comment was received and it was in support of the change. After the receipt of the additional request the comment period was reopened for an additional 20 days to allow for further comment. We received no further comments on this action. It would be contrary to the public interest to delay the effective date of this rule by providing a full 30 days notice. The school year starts on or about August 1 and this final rule establishes the operating schedules for the six bridges to coincide with the school year and safety needs for students and school traffic. B. Basis and Purpose The legal basis and authorities for this rule are found in 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 170.1 which collectively authorize the Coast Guard to regulate drawbridge operations. E:\FR\FM\24JYR1.SGM 24JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 24, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0666]


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 four Multnomah County bridges: The 
Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7, the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, the 
Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, and the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, all 
crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. This deviation is 
necessary to accommodate the annual Portland Providence Bridge Pedal 
event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed 
position to allow safe movement of event participants.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. August 12, 2012 through 
12:30 p.m. August 12, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-0666 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0666 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 a temporary 
deviation from the operating schedule for the Broadway Bridge, mile 
11.7, the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, the Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, 
and the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, all crossing the Willamette River 
at Portland, OR. The requested deviation is to accommodate the annual 
Providence Bridge Pedal event. To facilitate this event, the draws of 
the bridges will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation positions as 
follows: the Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7; the Burnside Bridge, mile 
12.4; Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8; and the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, 
need not open for vessel traffic from 5 a.m. August 12, 2012 until 
12:30 a.m. August 12, 2012. Vessels which do not require bridge 
openings may continue to transit beneath these bridges during the 
closure period. The Broadway Bridge,

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mile 11.7, provides a vertical clearance of 90 feet in the closed 
position, the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, provides a vertical clearance 
of 64 feet in the closed position, the Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, 
provides a vertical clearance of 69 feet in the closed position, and 
the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, provides a vertical clearance of 49 
feet in the closed position; all clearances are referenced to the 
vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0. The current 
operating schedule for all four bridges is set out in 33 CFR 117.897. 
The normal operating schedule for all four bridges state that they need 
not open from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through 
Friday. This deviation period is from 5 a.m. on August 12, 2012 through 
12:30 p.m. August 12, 2012. The deviation allows the Broadway Bridge, 
mile 11.7, the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, the Morrison Bridge, mile 
12.8, and the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, across the Willamette River, 
to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic 
from 5 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on August 12, 2012. The four bridges 
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 bridges' operational status 
via the Coast Guard Notice to Mariners publication and Broadcast Notice 
to Mariners as appropriate. The bridges 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 drawbridges must return to 
their regular operating schedules immediately at the end of the 
designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations 
is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: July 13, 2012.
Randall D. Overton,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-17945 Filed 7-23-12; 8:45 am]
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