Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 58491 [2012-23291]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Electronic copies of the agreement are available at: http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/ osp/stateprogs/hawaii.html. [FR Doc. 2012–23366 Filed 9–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0862] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, 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 Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the running of the Portland Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the down or closed position during the marathon. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. October 7, 2012 through 3 p.m. October 7, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0862 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0862 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 Portland Marathon. The Broadway Bridge crosses the Willamette River at mile 11.7 and pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 7:30 a.m. October 7, 2012 through 3 p.m. October 7, 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 7:30 a.m. October 7, 2012 through 3 p.m. October 7, 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: September 7, 2012. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–23291 Filed 9–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0808] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old River, Orwood, 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 Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58491 Drawbridge across Old River, mile 10.4, at Orwood, CA. The deviation is to allow the bridge owner to perform essential mechanical repairs on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event. This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. October 22, 2012 to 4 p.m. on October 26, 2012. DATES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of the docket USCG– 2012–0808 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0808 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. ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this rule, call or email David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510–437–3516, email David.H.Sulouff@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BNSF has requested a temporary change to the operation of the BNSF Railroad Drawbridge, mile 10.4, over Old River, at Orwood, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 11.2 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw opens promptly and fully when a request to open is given. Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with commercial operators and various marinas. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels that can transit the bridge, while in the closed-to-navigation position, may continue to do so at any time. The BNSF drawbridge across Middle River provides alternative access for vessel transits. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21SER1.SGM 21SER1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-23291]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0862]


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 running of the Portland Marathon. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain in the down or closed position 
during the marathon.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. October 7, 2012 
through 3 p.m. October 7, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-0862 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0862 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 Portland 
Marathon. 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 7:30 a.m. October 7, 2012 through 3 p.m. 
October 7, 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 7:30 a.m. October 
7, 2012 through 3 p.m. October 7, 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: September 7, 2012.
Randall D. Overton,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-23291 Filed 9-20-12; 8:45 am]
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