Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 28432-28433 [2014-11408]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 95 / Friday, May 16, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Dated: May 5, 2014. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–11408 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–2014–0345] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Harlem River, New York, NY 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 Amtrak Spuyten Duyvil Bridge across the Harlem River at mile 7.9, at New York City, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate repairs to the miter rails at the bridge. This temporary deviation authorizes the bridge to remain in the closed position for seven hours. DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 p.m. on June 6, 2014 through 6 a.m. on June 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2014–0345 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. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 668–7165, email joe.m.arca@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Amtrak Spuyten Duyvil Bridge across the Harlem River at mile 7.9, at New York City, New York, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 5 feet at mean high water and 9 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:35 May 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.789(d). The waterway users are seasonal recreational vessels and commercial vessels of various sizes. The owner of the bridge, Amtrak, requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule to facilitate replacement of the miter rails at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation the Amtrak Spuyten Duyvil Bridge may remain in the closed position from 11 p.m. on June 6, 2014 through 6 a.m. on June 7, 2014. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. There are no alternate routes for vessel traffic. The bridge could be opened in an emergency situation. 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. Dated: May 6, 2014. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–11415 Filed 5–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0055] Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks, Crescent City, Crescent City Harbor, Crescent City, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Crescent City Fourth of July Fireworks display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 28433 through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM). The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1191, Table 1, Item number 4 will be enforced from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4, 2014. DATES: If you have questions on this notice, call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade William Hawn, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399– 7442 or email at D11-PF-MarineEvents@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone established in 33 CFR 165.1191, Table 1, Item number 4 on July 4, 2014. Upon commencement of the 30 minute fireworks display, scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. on July 4, 2014, the safety zone will encompass the navigable waters surrounding the land based launch site on the West Jetty of Crescent City Harbor within a radius of 700 feet in approximate position 41°44′41″ N, 124°11′59″ W (NAD 83) for the Fourth of July Fireworks, Crescent City in 33 CFR 165.1191, Table 1, Item number 4. Upon the conclusion of the fireworks display the safety zone shall terminate. This safety zone will be in effect from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4, 2014. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 165.1191, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone during all applicable effective dates and times, unless authorized to do so by the PATCOM. Additionally, each person who receives notice of a lawful order or direction issued by an official patrol vessel shall obey the order or direction. The PATCOM is empowered to forbid entry into and control the regulated area. The PATCOM shall be designated by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco. The PATCOM may, upon request, allow the transit of commercial vessels through regulated areas when it is safe to do so. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.1191 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with extensive advance notification of the safety zone and its enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners. If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, a Broadcast Notice to Mariners may be used to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 95 (Friday, May 16, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 28432-28433]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11408]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0337]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; 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 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 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.


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    Dated: May 5, 2014.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-11408 Filed 5-15-14; 8:45 am]
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