Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA, 28431-28432 [2014-11407]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 95 / Friday, May 16, 2014 / Rules and Regulations TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Coast Guard Sector Baltimore with a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign. (3) Participant means all persons and vessels participating in the 2014 Ocean City Air Show event under the auspices of the Marine Event Permit issued to the event sponsor and approved by Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. (c) Special local regulations: (1) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander may forbid and control the movement of all vessels and persons in the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol, a vessel or person in the regulated area shall immediately comply with the directions given. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both. (2) With the exception of participants, all persons desiring to transit the regulated area must first obtain authorization from the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated representative. To seek permission to transit the area, the Captain of the Port Baltimore and his designated representatives can be contacted at telephone number 410–576–2693 or on Marine Band Radio, VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). All Coast Guard vessels enforcing this regulated area can be contacted on marine band radio VHF– FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). (3) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander may terminate the event, or the operation of any participant in the event, at any time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life or property. (4) The Coast Guard will publish a notice in the Fifth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and issue a marine information broadcast on VHF– FM marine band radio announcing specific event date and times. (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced daily, from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m., from June 12, 2014 through June 15, 2014. Dated: April 24, 2014. Kevin C. Kiefer, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Baltimore. [FR Doc. 2014–11399 Filed 5–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:35 May 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 28431 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY from the operating regulations was authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Coast Guard B. Cancellation 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0035] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; St. Croix River, Stillwater, MN Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; cancellation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is canceling the scheduled temporary deviation concerning the operating schedule for the Stillwater Highway Drawbridge across the St. Croix River, mile 23.4, at Stillwater, Minnesota, during the 2014 navigation season. DATES: The temporary deviation published on April 14, 2014, in the Federal Register (79 FR 20784) is cancelled as of May 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0035] 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 cancellation, call or email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone (314) 269–2378, email Eric.Washburn@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: A. Basis and Purpose On April 14, 2014, we published a temporary deviation based on the City of Stillwater, Minnesota’s request entitled ‘‘Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation; request for comments’’ in the Federal Register (79 FR 20784). The temporary deviation concerned performing a functional review of drawspan operations during the navigation season by allowing the bridge to be operated on an altered opening schedule Monday through Friday (except Federal Holidays) for approximately 5 months. This deviation PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 On April 16, 2014, a public meeting regarding this temporary deviation based on a request by the City of Stillwater was held. After the public meeting, on April 23, 2014, the City of Stillwater rescinded their request for the temporary deviation; therefore, the Coast Guard is canceling the scheduled deviation. Dated: May 2, 2014. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2014–11203 Filed 5–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0336] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA 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 Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA, and the University Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 4.3, at Seattle, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the ‘‘Beat the Bridge’’ foot race. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position to allow for the safe movement of event participants. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. on May 18, 2014 to 9:30 a.m. on May 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0336] 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16MYR1.SGM 16MYR1 28432 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 95 / Friday, May 16, 2014 / Rules and Regulations If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7282, email Steven.M.Fischer3@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Washington State Department of Transportation and Seattle Department of Transportation have requested that the Montlake Bridge and the University Bridges remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate safe passage of participants in the ‘‘Beat the Bridge’’ foot race. The race course passes over the University and Montlake Bridges. The University Bridge crosses the Lake Washington Ship Canal at mile 4.3 and while in the closed position provides 30 feet of vertical clearance throughout the navigation channel and 45 feet of vertical clearance through the center of the bridge; vertical clearance referenced to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington. The Montlake Bridge crosses the Lake Washington Ship Canal at mile 5.2 and while in the closed position provides 30 feet of vertical clearance throughout the navigation channel and 46 feet of vertical clearance throughout the center 60-feet of the bridge; vertical clearance referenced to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington. Under normal conditions the Montlake Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1051(e) and the University Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1051(d) which require the bridges to open on signal, except that the bridges need not open for vessels less than 1,000 gross tons between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for the Montlake Bridge and 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for the University Bridge Monday through Friday. This deviation period is from 7:30 a.m. on May 18, 2014 to 9:30 a.m. on May 18, 2014. The deviation allows the bascule spans of the Montlake Bridge and University Bridge to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 7:30 a.m. on May 18, 2014 to 9:30 a.m. on May 18, 2014. Waterway usage on the Lake Washington Ship Canal ranges from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed positions may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:35 May 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges 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: May 5, 2014. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–11407 Filed 5–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0337] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, 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 Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, at Portland, Oregon. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Rose Festival Rock N Roll Half Marathon. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed position to allow for the safe movement of event participants. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:45 a.m. on May 18, 2014 to 1:30 p.m. on May 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0337] 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 deviation, call or email Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7282, email Steven.M.Fischer3@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Portland has requested that the upper deck of the Steel Bridge remain closed and need not open for vessel traffic in order to facilitate safe movement of participants in the Rose Festival Rock N Roll Half Marathon. 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. 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 starts at 7:45 a.m. on May 18, 2014 and ends at 1:30 p.m. on May 18, 2014. The deviation allows the Steel Bridge upper deck to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 7:45 a.m. on May 18, 2014 to 1:30 p.m. on May 18, 2014. Waterway usage on this stretch of the Willamette River includes vessels ranging from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed positions may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact 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 effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. E:\FR\FM\16MYR1.SGM 16MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 95 (Friday, May 16, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 28431-28432]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11407]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0336]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, 
Seattle, 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 Montlake Bridge across the Lake 
Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA, and the University 
Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 4.3, at Seattle, WA. 
This deviation is necessary to accommodate the ``Beat the Bridge'' foot 
race. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed 
position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. on May 18, 2014 to 
9:30 a.m. on May 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0336] 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge 
Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206-220-7282, 
email Steven.M.Fischer3@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Washington State Department of 
Transportation and Seattle Department of Transportation have requested 
that the Montlake Bridge and the University Bridges remain closed to 
vessel traffic to facilitate safe passage of participants in the ``Beat 
the Bridge'' foot race. The race course passes over the University and 
Montlake Bridges. The University Bridge crosses the Lake Washington 
Ship Canal at mile 4.3 and while in the closed position provides 30 
feet of vertical clearance throughout the navigation channel and 45 
feet of vertical clearance through the center of the bridge; vertical 
clearance referenced to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington. The 
Montlake Bridge crosses the Lake Washington Ship Canal at mile 5.2 and 
while in the closed position provides 30 feet of vertical clearance 
throughout the navigation channel and 46 feet of vertical clearance 
throughout the center 60-feet of the bridge; vertical clearance 
referenced to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington.
    Under normal conditions the Montlake Bridge operates in accordance 
with 33 CFR 117.1051(e) and the University Bridge operates in 
accordance with 33 CFR 117.1051(d) which require the bridges to open on 
signal, except that the bridges need not open for vessels less than 
1,000 gross tons between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 
for the Montlake Bridge and 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for 
the University Bridge Monday through Friday. This deviation period is 
from 7:30 a.m. on May 18, 2014 to 9:30 a.m. on May 18, 2014. The 
deviation allows the bascule spans of the Montlake Bridge and 
University Bridge to remain in the closed position and need not open 
for maritime traffic from 7:30 a.m. on May 18, 2014 to 9:30 a.m. on May 
18, 2014. Waterway usage on the Lake Washington Ship Canal ranges from 
commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft.
    Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed positions may 
do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and 
there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast 
Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for 
the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any 
impact caused by the temporary deviation.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges 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: May 5, 2014.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-11407 Filed 5-15-14; 8:45 am]
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