Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Snohomish River, Everett, WA, 18478-18479 [2013-07002]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / Rules and Regulations bridges’ operational status via the construction contractor performing the maintenance as well as via the Coast Guard Notice to Mariners publication and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as appropriate. The bridges will not be able to open during this maintenance activity because the lifting mechanisms will be inoperable. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges must return to their 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. 2013–07002 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–2013–0159] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pass Manchac, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Canadian National (CN) Railroad automated bascule span drawbridge across Pass Manchac, mile 6.7, at Manchac, between St. John and Tangipahoa Parishes, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to upgrade the electrical drive system and replace the seals on the gear drive unit that operates the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for six hours on two consecutive days. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on April 10, 2013, until 2 p.m. April 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0159] 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 18479 DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Dated: March 14, 2013. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Jim Wetherington, Bridge Branch Office, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email james.r.wetherington@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. [FR Doc. 2013–06985 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The CN Railroad has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the automated bascule Span Bridge across Pass Manchac, mile 6.7, at Manchac, between St. John and Tangipahoa Parishes, Louisiana. The bridge has a vertical clearance of eight feet above mean high water, elevation 1.82 feet above Mean Sea Level in the closed-to-navigation position. Vessels requiring a clearance of less than eight feet may transit beneath the bridge during maintenance operations. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.484, the bridge is not tended and is therefore automated. These operations are described in 33 CFR 117.484. Currently, the bridge remains open until the passage of a train at which time it closes to allow the train to pass. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on both Wednesday, April 10, 2013, and Thursday, April 11, 2013. At all other times, the bridge will operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.484. The closure is necessary to upgrade the electrical drive system and replace the seals on the gear drive unit that operates the bridge. This work is essential for the continued operation of the bridge. Notices will be published in the Eighth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and will be broadcast via the Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners System. Navigation on the waterway consists of small tugs with and without tows, commercial vessels, and recreational craft, including sailboats. Coordination between the Coast Guard and the waterway users determined that there should not be any significant effects on these vessels. The bridge will be unable to open during these repairs and no alternate route is available. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0149] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon) bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to ensure the safety of pedestrians as they run across the bridge for the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position continuously during the event. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0149] 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 Donna Gagliano, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard, telephone (504) 671–2128, email Donna.Gagliano@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The bridge owner approved the request for the closure of the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon E:\FR\FM\27MRR1.SGM 27MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 18478-18479]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07002]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0152]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Snohomish River, Everett, 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 SR 529 Bridges across the Snohomish 
River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA. The deviation is necessary to 
facilitate heavy 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

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bridges' operational status via the construction contractor performing 
the maintenance as well as via the Coast Guard Notice to Mariners 
publication and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as appropriate. The 
bridges will not be able to open during this maintenance activity 
because the lifting mechanisms will be inoperable.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges must return to 
their 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. 2013-07002 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]
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