Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA, 15293 [2013-05545]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 47 / Monday, March 11, 2013 / Rules and Regulations associated with this deviation. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140, on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 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 temporary deviation, call or email Mr. John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, john.w.mcdonald@uscg.mil, or (617) 223–8364. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The West Bay Bridge has a vertical clearance of 15 feet at mean high water, and 17 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.622. The bridge owner, the Town of Barnstable, requested a bridge closure to facilitate bridge rehabilitation repairs. Under this temporary deviation, the West Bay Bridge may remain in the closed position from February 22, 2013 through April 30, 2013. The West Bay Bridge is transited predominantly by recreational vessels. The bridge rarely opens in the winter months when this temporary deviation will be in effect; however, there is an alternate route around Grand Isle for marine traffic. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated repair period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: February 26, 2013. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–05548 Filed 3–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0122] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Mar 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance to replace movable bridge joints. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during maintenance activities. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on March 13, 2013, until 6 p.m. on March 14, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0122] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 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 temporary deviation, call or email Randall Overton, 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 Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BNSF has requested that the BNSF Swing Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate replacement of movable bridge joints. During these maintenance periods the swing span of the BNSF Railway Bridge across the Columbia River at Vancouver, WA will be disabled and the bridge will not be able to be opened. The BNSF Bridge crosses the Columbia River, mile 105.6, and in accordance to NOAA Chart 18526 provides 39 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 operation the bridge opens on signal as required by 33 CFR 117.5. This deviation allows the swing span of the BNSF Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, to remain in the closed position and not open for maritime traffic from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on March 13, 2013, and 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on March 14, 2013. The bridge SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 15293 shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.5 at all other times. Waterway usage on this stretch of the Columbia River includes vessels ranging from commercial tug and tow vessels to recreational pleasure craft including cabin cruisers and sailing vessels. 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. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: February 27, 2013. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–05545 Filed 3–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0116] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; St. Patrick’s Day Fireworks; Manitowoc River, Manitowoc, WI Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Manitowoc River in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Manitowoc River due to a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. DATES: This rule is effective on March 15, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2013– 0116 and are available online by going to www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2013–0116 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11MRR1.SGM 11MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 47 (Monday, March 11, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-05545]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0122]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) 
Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. 
This deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance to replace 
movable bridge joints. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in 
the closed position during maintenance activities.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on March 13, 2013, until 
6 p.m. on March 14, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0122] is available 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ``SEARCH'' 
box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open Docket Folder on the line 
associated with this deviation. You may also visit the Docket 
Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
Department of Transportation West Building, 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 
temporary deviation, call or email Randall Overton, 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 Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BNSF has requested that the BNSF Swing 
Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, remain closed to vessel 
traffic to facilitate replacement of movable bridge joints. During 
these maintenance periods the swing span of the BNSF Railway Bridge 
across the Columbia River at Vancouver, WA will be disabled and the 
bridge will not be able to be opened. The BNSF Bridge crosses the 
Columbia River, mile 105.6, and in accordance to NOAA Chart 18526 
provides 39 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 operation the bridge opens on signal as required 
by 33 CFR 117.5. This deviation allows the swing span of the BNSF 
Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, to remain in the 
closed position and not open for maritime traffic from 8 a.m. until 6 
p.m. on March 13, 2013, and 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on March 14, 2013. The 
bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.5 at all other times. 
Waterway usage on this stretch of the Columbia River includes vessels 
ranging from commercial tug and tow vessels to recreational pleasure 
craft including cabin cruisers and sailing vessels. 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.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to 
its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective 
period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating 
regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: February 27, 2013.
Randall D. Overton,
Bridge Administrator.
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