Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 30729-30730 [2014-12382]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 103 / Thursday, May 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations the Rose Parade in Portland, Oregon. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate efficient movement of event patrons. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on June 7, 2014 to 1:30 p.m. on June 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2014– 0388 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2014–0388 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. They are also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 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: Trimet of Portland has requested that the upper deck of the Steel Bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to accommodate the safe and efficient movement of light rail and roadway traffic associated with the 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 which 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 May 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 given to obtain an opening. This deviation period is from 7 a.m. on June 7, 2014 to 1:30 p.m. June 7, 2014. The deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 7 a.m. on June 7, 2014 to 1:30 p.m. June 7, 2014. 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 lift span will be required to open, if needed, for public vessels of the United States and Canada and 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: May 16, 2014. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–12377 Filed 5–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0389] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the safe and efficient movement of light rail and roadway traffic associated with the Starlight Parade in Portland, Oregon. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate efficient movement of event patrons. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 30729 This deviation is effective from 7 p.m. on May 31, 2014 to 11:30 p.m. on May 31, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2014– 0389 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2014–0389 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. They are also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 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: Trimet of Portland and the Oregon Department of Transportation have requested that the upper deck of the Steel Bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of light rail and roadway traffic associated with the Starlight 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 which 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 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 from 7 p.m. on May 31, 2014 to 11:30 p.m. May 31, 2014. The deviation allows the upper deck of DATES: E:\FR\FM\29MYR1.SGM 29MYR1 30730 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 103 / Thursday, May 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 7 p.m. on May 31, 2014 to 11:30 p.m. May 31, 2014. 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 lift span will be required to open, if needed, for public vessels of the United States and Canada and 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: May 15, 2014. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–12382 Filed 5–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0357] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Berwick Bay-Atchafalaya River, Morgan City, LA Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Morgan City Railroad Bridge across Berwick Bay—Atchafalaya River, mile 17.5 and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route, mile 0.3) in Morgan City, St. Mary’s Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for four consecutive hours with an opening to pass vessels in the middle for the purpose of conducting scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 May 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 This deviation is effective from 1 p.m. through 5 p.m. on June 12, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0357] 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 rulemaking. 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 Jim Wetherington, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard, telephone (504) 671–2128, email james.r.wetherington@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BNSF Railway Company requested a temporary deviation from the normal operation of the drawbridge in order to perform the installation of a new signaling system. These repairs are necessary for the continued operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the draw of the Morgan City Railroad Bridge across Berwick Bay—Atchafalaya River, mile 17.5 and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route, mile 0.3), to remain closed to navigation for four consecutive hours between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on June 12, 2014 with an opening at 3 p.m. to pass any traffic stopped by the closure. Broadcast Notice to Mariners will be used to update mariners of any changes in this deviation. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 4 feet above high water in the closed-tonavigation position and 73 feet above high water in the open-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with tows, oil industry related work boats and crew boats, commercial fishing vessels and some recreational craft. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the draw of the bridge shall open on signal. The Morgan City-Port Allen Landside route through Amelia, LA is the alternate route. BNSF and the Coast Guard have coordinated the closure with waterway users, industry, and other Coast Guard units. This date and this schedule were chosen to minimize the significant effects on vessel traffic. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges must return to their regular operating schedules 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 16, 2014. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–12385 Filed 5–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2014–0007] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone, Atlantic Ocean; Virginia Beach, VA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach, VA. This safety zone will restrict vessel movement in the specified area during the Patriotic Festival III. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on the surrounding navigable waters during the air show. DATES: This rule is effective from May 30, 2014 until June 1, 2014 between the hours of 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day. SUMMARY: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2014–0007]. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to 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 rulemaking. 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 rule, call or email LCDR Hector Cintron, Waterways Management Division Chief, Sector Hampton Roads, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 668–5581, email Hector.L.Cintron@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\29MYR1.SGM 29MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 103 (Thursday, May 29, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 30729-30730]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12382]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0389]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge 
across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, at Portland, OR. This deviation 
is necessary to accommodate the safe and efficient movement of light 
rail and roadway traffic associated with the Starlight Parade in 
Portland, Oregon. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel 
Bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate efficient 
movement of event patrons.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 p.m. on May 31, 2014 to 11:30 
p.m. on May 31, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2014-0389 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2014-0389 in the 
``Keyword'' box and then clicking ``Search''. They are also available 
for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), 
U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 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: Trimet of Portland and the Oregon Department 
of Transportation have requested that the upper deck of the Steel 
Bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate the safe and 
efficient movement of light rail and roadway traffic associated with 
the Starlight 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 which 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 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 from 7 p.m. on May 31, 2014 to 11:30 p.m. May 31, 
2014. The deviation allows the upper deck of

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the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, to remain in 
the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 7 p.m. 
on May 31, 2014 to 11:30 p.m. May 31, 2014. 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 lift span will be required to open, if 
needed, for public vessels of the United States and Canada and 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: May 15, 2014.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-12382 Filed 5-28-14; 8:45 am]
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