Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 21064 [2013-08171]

Download as PDF 21064 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 9, 2013 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0202] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Willamette River, Portland, OR Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate Portland’s Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow for the safe movement of event participants. DATES: This deviation is effective on May 19, 2013, from 3 a.m. until 12:01 p.m. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0202] 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: Multnomah County has requested that the Hawthorne lift bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate safe, uninterrupted roadway passage of participants of the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon event. The Hawthorne Bridge crosses the Willamette River at mile 13.1 and provides 49 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Apr 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. This deviation period is from 3 a.m. on May 19, 2013, until 12:01 p.m. May 19, 2013. The deviation allows the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, to remain in the closed position and not open for maritime traffic from 3 a.m. on May 19, 2013, until 12:01 p.m. May 19, 2013. 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: March 25, 2013. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–08171 Filed 4–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0209] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; York River, between Yorktown and Gloucester Point, VA 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 draw of the US 17/George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge across the York River, at mile 7.0, between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate maintenance on the George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed- PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 to-navigation position on specific dates and times. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on April 21, 2013, until 5 p.m. April 28, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0209] 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 Mr. Jim Rousseau, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6557, email James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Department of Transportation, who owns and operates this swing bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.1025, to facilitate maintenance on the structure. Under the regular operating schedule, the Coleman Memorial Bridge, at mile 7.0, between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, VA opens on signal except from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays the bridge shall remain closed to navigation. The Coleman Memorial Bridge has vertical clearances in the closed position of 60 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be closed to navigation from 7 a.m. on April 21, 2013 to 5 p.m. on Sunday April 21, 2013; with an inclement weather date from 7 a.m. on April 28, 2013 to 5 p.m. on Sunday April 28, 2013. Emergency openings cannot be provided. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the York River. In the event repairs are completed during the first weekend of closure, the bridge will return to its regular schedule during the second weekend. The York River is used by a variety of vessels including military, tugs, and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully coordinated the restrictions with military, commercial, E:\FR\FM\09APR1.SGM 09APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0202]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Willamette River, Portland, OR

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 Hawthorne Bridge across the 
Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. This deviation is 
necessary to accommodate Portland's Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow 
for the safe movement of event participants.

DATES: This deviation is effective on May 19, 2013, from 3 a.m. until 
12:01 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0202] 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: Multnomah County has requested that the 
Hawthorne lift bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate 
safe, uninterrupted roadway passage of participants of the Rock-n-Roll 
Half Marathon event. The Hawthorne Bridge crosses the Willamette River 
at mile 13.1 and provides 49 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. This deviation period is from 3 a.m. on May 19, 2013, 
until 12:01 p.m. May 19, 2013. The deviation allows the Hawthorne 
Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, to remain in the closed 
position and not open for maritime traffic from 3 a.m. on May 19, 2013, 
until 12:01 p.m. May 19, 2013. 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: March 25, 2013.
Randall D. Overton,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-08171 Filed 4-8-13; 8:45 am]
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