Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, OR, 48315 [2013-19210]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 153 / Thursday, August 8, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 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: Cape May County Department of Public Works, owner of the drawbridge, has requested on behalf of DelMosports, Inc. a temporary deviation from the current operating schedule to accommodate the ‘‘Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon and 5K’’ event. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.721. On the day of the event, the normal regular operating schedule for May 15 through September 30, the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (Ocean Drive), at mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ is open on signal from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a two hours advance notice at all other times. The Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (Ocean Drive) across the Grassy Sound has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 15 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be allowed to remain in the closed to navigation position from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013 to accommodate ‘‘Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon and 5K’’ event. The bridge will operate under its normal operating schedule at all other times. Log books indicate there has only been one opening request for this yearly event in 8 years and waterway users are accustom to the temporary closure. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime and are advised to proceed with caution. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies. The New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway is an alternate route for vessels transiting this area and vessels may pass before and after the closure. The Coast Guard will also inform additional waterway users through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Aug 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 impacts caused by the temporary deviation. 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: July 30, 2013. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–19212 Filed 8–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0682] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, OR Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Lewis and Clark Bridge which crosses the Lewis and Clark River, mile 1.0, at Astoria, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate major roadway maintenance on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position and need not open to maritime traffic. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on August 20, 2013 to 5 p.m. on August 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0682] 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 Lieutenant Commander Steven M. Fischer, Thirteenth Coast Guard District Bridge Program Officer, telephone 206–220–7277, email Steven.M.Fischer2@uscg.mil. If you SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 48315 have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Oregon Department of Transportation has requested that the Lewis and Clark Drawbridge, mile 1.0, remain in the closed position and not open to vessel traffic to facilitate the replacement of the wearing surface of the lift span. The bridge provides a vertical clearance of 25 feet above mean high water when in the closed position. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime. Under normal operations this bridge opens on signal with advance notification as required by 33 CFR 117.899(c). This deviation allows the Lewis and Clark Drawbridge across the Lewis and Clark River in Astoria, OR to remain in the closed position and need not open for vessel traffic from 7 a.m. August 20, 2013 through 5 p.m. on August 21, 2013. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.899(c) at all other times. Waterway usage on the Lewis and Clark River is primarily recreational boaters and fishing vessels transiting to and from Astoria Marine Construction Company. 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 bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. 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: July 29, 2013. Daryl R. Peloquin, Acting Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 153 (Thursday, August 8, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 48315]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19210]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0682]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, 
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 Lewis and Clark Bridge which 
crosses the Lewis and Clark River, mile 1.0, at Astoria, OR. The 
deviation is necessary to accommodate major roadway maintenance on the 
bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed 
position and need not open to maritime traffic.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on August 20, 2013 to 5 
p.m. on August 21, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0682] 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 Lieutenant Commander Steven M. 
Fischer, Thirteenth Coast Guard District Bridge Program Officer, 
telephone 206-220-7277, email Steven.M.Fischer2@uscg.mil. If you have 
questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Oregon Department of Transportation has 
requested that the Lewis and Clark Drawbridge, mile 1.0, remain in the 
closed position and not open to vessel traffic to facilitate the 
replacement of the wearing surface of the lift span. The bridge 
provides a vertical clearance of 25 feet above mean high water when in 
the closed position. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the 
closed position may do so at anytime. Under normal operations this 
bridge opens on signal with advance notification as required by 33 CFR 
117.899(c). This deviation allows the Lewis and Clark Drawbridge across 
the Lewis and Clark River in Astoria, OR to remain in the closed 
position and need not open for vessel traffic from 7 a.m. August 20, 
2013 through 5 p.m. on August 21, 2013. The bridge shall operate in 
accordance to 33 CFR 117.899(c) at all other times. Waterway usage on 
the Lewis and Clark River is primarily recreational boaters and fishing 
vessels transiting to and from Astoria Marine Construction Company. 
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 bridge will not be able to open 
for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels 
to pass.
    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: July 29, 2013.
Daryl R. Peloquin,
Acting Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-19210 Filed 8-7-13; 8:45 am]
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