Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 18477-18478 [2013-06989]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / Rules and Regulations assessment is being used for this year’s event as it is substantially similar in all aspects and therefore the potential effects and alternatives would remain unchanged. Additionally, a supplemental environmental assessment was conducted to address changes to the annual reoccurring event. After completing the supplemental environmental assessment for the issuance of the marine event permit, and the establishment of these special local regulations, we have determined these actions will not significantly affect the human environment. This rule involves the creation of a special local regulation in conjunction with a regatta or marine parade, and is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. The supplemental environmental assessment, environmental assessment, and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) 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 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security Measures, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. Add § 100.35T07–0150 to read as follows: ■ erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 100.35T07–0150 Special Local Regulation; Stuart Sailfish Regatta, Indian River, Stuart, FL. (a) Regulated Areas. The following regulated areas are established as a special local regulation. All coordinates are North American Datum 1983. (1) Race Area. All waters of Indian River located northeast of Ernest Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove that are encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 27°12′46″ N, 80°11′10″ W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 27°12′41″ N, 80°11′09″ W; thence southwest to Point 3 in position 27°12′37″ N, 80°11′11″ W; thence southwest to Point 4 in position 27°12′33″ N, 80°11′18″ W; thence VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 southwest to Point 5 in position 27°12′31″ N, 80°11′23″ W; thence west to Point 6 in position 27°12′31″ N, 80°11′27″ W; thence northwest to Point 7 in position 27°12′33″ N, 80°11′31″ W; thence northwest to Point 8 in position 27°12′38″ N, 80°11′32″ W; thence northeast to Point 9 in position 27°12′42″ N, 80°11′30″ W; thence northeast to Point 10 in position 27°12′46″ N, 80°11′26″ W; thence northeast to Point 11 in position 27°12′48″ N, 80°11′21″ W; thence east to Point 12 in position 27°12′48″ N, 80°11′15″ W; thence southeast back to origin. All persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area. (2) Buffer Zone. All waters of Indian River located northeast of Ernest Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove that are encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points, with the exception of the spectator area: Starting at Point 1 in position 27°12′40″ N, 80°11′38″ W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 27°12′22″ N, 80°11′28″ W; thence northeast to Point 3 in position 27°12′35″ N, 80°11′00″ W; thence northwest to Point 4 in position 27°12′47″ N, 80°11′04″ W; thence northeast to Point 5 in position 27°13′05″ N, 80°11′01″ W; thence southwest to Point 6 in position 27°12′54″ N, 80°11′26″ W; thence southeast to Point 7 in position 27°11′52″ N, 80°11′25″ W; thence southwest back to origin. All persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, or authorized participants or vessels transiting to or from the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the buffer zone. (3) Spectator Area. All waters of Indian River located northeast of the Ernest Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove that are encompassed within an imaginary line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 27°12′47″ N, 80°11′43″ W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 27°12′40″ N, 80°11′38″ W; thence northeast to Point 3 in position 27°11′52″ N, 80°11′25″ W; thence northwest to Point 4 in position 27°12′54″ N, 80°11′26″ W; thence southwest back to origin. Entering, transiting through, or remaining within the spectator area, unless given permission by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16. (b) Definition. The term ‘‘designated representative’’ means Coast Guard PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 18477 Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port Miami in the enforcement of the regulated area. (c) Regulations. (1) All persons and vessels, are prohibited from: (i) Entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area, unless participating in the race. (ii) Entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the buffer zone, unless enforcing the buffer zone or a race participant transiting to or from the race area. (iii) Entering, transiting through, or remaining within the spectator area, unless given permission by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16. (iv) Traveling in excess of wake speed in the spectator area. (2) Persons and vessels may request authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within any of the three regulated areas by contacting the Captain of the Port Miami by telephone at 305–535–4472, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16. If authorization is granted by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated areas by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives. (d) Enforcement Date. This rule will be enforced from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily from April 19, 2013 through April 21, 2013. Dated: March 7, 2013. C.P. Scraba, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Miami. [FR Doc. 2013–07001 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0153] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Willamette River, Portland, OR AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27MRR1.SGM Coast Guard, DHS. 27MRR1 18478 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, miles 12.1, at Portland, Oregon. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Rose Parade, and Starlight Parade events. This deviation allows the bridge upper deck to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 p.m. June 1, 2013, until 1 p.m. June 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0153] 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: TriMet of Portland has requested that the upper deck of the Steel Bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate safe efficient movement of light rail and roadway traffic associated with the Starlight Parade and Rose Parade. The Steel Bridge crosses the Willamette River at mile 12.1 and is a double-deck lift bridge with a lower lift deck and an upper lift deck which operate independent of each other. When both decks are in the down position the bridge provides 26 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0. When the lower deck is in the up position the bridge provides 71 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0. This deviation does not affect the operating schedule of the lower deck which opens on signal. Vessels that do not require an opening of the upper deck of the bridge may continue to transit beneath the bridge and, if needed, may obtaining an VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 opening of the lower deck of the bridge for passage during this closure period of the upper deck. Under normal conditions the upper deck of the Steel Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897(c)(3)(ii), which states that from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday one hour advance notice shall be given for draw openings and at all other times two hours advance notice shall be given to obtain an opening. This deviation period is effective from 7 p.m. on June 1, 2013, until 1 p.m. on June 8, 2013. The deviation allows the Steel Bridge upper deck to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 7 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on June 1, 2013, and from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on June 8, 2013. The bridge shall operate in accordance with 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 bridge 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 effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: March 14, 2013. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–06989 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0152] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Snohomish River, Everett, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 Bridges across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate heavy PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 maintenance and equipment upgrades on the bridges. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position during maintenance activities. DATES: This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on May 3, 2013, until 11:59 p.m. June 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0152] 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, Coast Guard Thirteenth District, Bridge Administrator; 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: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has requested that the SR 529 Bridges across the Snohomish River remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate heavy maintenance and equipment upgrades on the bridges. The SR 529 Bridges cross the Snohomish River at mile 3.6 and provide 38 feet of vertical clearance above mean high water elevation while in the closed position. Vessels that do not require a bridge opening may continue to transit beneath the bridges during this closure period. Under normal conditions the SR 529 Bridges crossing the Snohomish River operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1059(c) which requires advance notification of one-hour when a bridge opening is needed. This deviation period is effective from 12:01 a.m. on May 3, 2013, until 11:59 p.m. June 21, 2013. The deviation allows the SR 529 Bridges crossing the Snohomish River, to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 12:01 a.m. on May 3, 2013, until 11:59 p.m. June 21, 2013. The bridges shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.1059 at all other times. Waterway usage on the Snohomish River includes vessels ranging from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Mariners will be notified and kept informed of the E:\FR\FM\27MRR1.SGM 27MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-06989]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0153]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Willamette River, Portland, OR

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

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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 Steel Bridge across the Willamette 
River, miles 12.1, at Portland, Oregon. This deviation is necessary to 
accommodate the Rose Parade, and Starlight Parade events. This 
deviation allows the bridge upper deck to remain in the closed position 
to allow safe movement of event participants.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 p.m. June 1, 2013, until 1 
p.m. June 8, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0153] 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: TriMet of Portland has requested that the 
upper deck of the Steel Bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to 
facilitate safe efficient movement of light rail and roadway traffic 
associated with the Starlight Parade and Rose Parade. The Steel Bridge 
crosses the Willamette River at mile 12.1 and is a double-deck lift 
bridge with a lower lift deck and an upper lift deck which operate 
independent of each other. When both decks are in the down position the 
bridge provides 26 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River 
Datum 0.0. When the lower deck is in the up position the bridge 
provides 71 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0. 
This deviation does not affect the operating schedule of the lower deck 
which opens on signal. Vessels that do not require an opening of the 
upper deck of the bridge may continue to transit beneath the bridge 
and, if needed, may obtaining an opening of the lower deck of the 
bridge for passage during this closure period of the upper deck. Under 
normal conditions the upper deck of the Steel Bridge operates in 
accordance with 33 CFR 117.897(c)(3)(ii), which states that from 8 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday one hour advance notice shall be given 
for draw openings and at all other times two hours advance notice shall 
be given to obtain an opening. This deviation period is effective from 
7 p.m. on June 1, 2013, until 1 p.m. on June 8, 2013. The deviation 
allows the Steel Bridge upper deck to remain in the closed position and 
need not open for maritime traffic from 7 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on June 
1, 2013, and from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on June 8, 2013. The bridge shall 
operate in accordance with 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 bridge 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 effective 
period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating 
regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: March 14, 2013.
Randall D. Overton,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-06989 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]
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