Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington, Seattle, WA, 34416 [2014-14163]

Download as PDF 34416 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0466] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington, 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 Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) State Route 520/Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to accommodate the safe movement of ‘‘Rock and Roll Run’’ event participants. DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0466] 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 WSDOT requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the State Route 520/Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA. The requested deviation is necessary to accommodate safe movement of ‘‘Rock and Roll Run’’ event participants. This deviation allows the State Route 520/Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA to remain in the closed position and need not open for vessel traffic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 on June 21, 2014. Vessels which do not require bridge openings may continue to transit beneath the bridge during the closure period. The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge provides three navigational openings for vessel passage, the movable floating span, subject to this closure, and two fixed navigational openings; one on the east end of the bridge and one on the west end. The fixed navigational opening on the east end of the bridge provides a horizontal clearance of 150 feet and a vertical clearance of 57 feet. The opening on the west end of the bridge provides a horizontal clearance of 170 feet and a vertical clearance of 45 feet. Vessels that are able to safely pass through the fixed navigational openings are allowed to do so during this closure period. Under normal conditions, during this time frame, the bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1049 which states the bridge shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is given. This deviation period is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21, 2014. The deviation allows the floating draw span of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge on Lake Washington to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 21, 2014. Waterway usage on Lake Washington ranges from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Mariners will be notified and kept informed of the bridges’ operational status via the Coast Guard Notice to Mariners publication and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as appropriate. The bridge 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: June 6, 2014. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–14163 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0416] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, Nassau, 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 operation of the Long Beach Bridge, across Reynolds Channel, mile 4.7, at Nassau, New York. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed position for two and a half hours to facilitate a public event; the Town of Hempstead Annual Fireworks Display. DATES: This deviation is effective between 9:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. on June 28, 2014 and June 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0416] 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 Ms. Judy LeungYee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil, or (212) 668–7165. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Long Beach Bridge has a vertical clearance of 20 feet at mean high water, and 24 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.799(g). The Town of Hempstead Department of Public Safety, requested a bridge closure to facilitate a public event, the Town of Hempstead Annual Salute to Veterans Fireworks Display. Under this temporary deviation, the Long Beach Bridge may remain in the closed position between 9:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. on June 28, 2014, with a rain SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17JNR1.SGM 17JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0466]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington, 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 Washington Department of 
Transportation (WSDOT) State Route 520/Evergreen Point Floating Bridge 
across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA. This deviation allows the bridge 
to remain in the closed position to accommodate the safe movement of 
``Rock and Roll Run'' event participants.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 21, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0466] 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 WSDOT requested a temporary deviation 
from the operating schedule for the State Route 520/Evergreen Point 
Floating Bridge across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA. The requested 
deviation is necessary to accommodate safe movement of ``Rock and Roll 
Run'' event participants. This deviation allows the State Route 520/
Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA 
to remain in the closed position and need not open for vessel traffic 
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 21, 2014. Vessels which do not require 
bridge openings may continue to transit beneath the bridge during the 
closure period.
    The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge provides three navigational 
openings for vessel passage, the movable floating span, subject to this 
closure, and two fixed navigational openings; one on the east end of 
the bridge and one on the west end. The fixed navigational opening on 
the east end of the bridge provides a horizontal clearance of 150 feet 
and a vertical clearance of 57 feet. The opening on the west end of the 
bridge provides a horizontal clearance of 170 feet and a vertical 
clearance of 45 feet. Vessels that are able to safely pass through the 
fixed navigational openings are allowed to do so during this closure 
period. Under normal conditions, during this time frame, the bridge 
operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1049 which states the bridge 
shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is given. This 
deviation period is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21, 2014. The deviation 
allows the floating draw span of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge on 
Lake Washington to remain in the closed position and need not open for 
maritime traffic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 21, 2014. Waterway 
usage on Lake Washington ranges from commercial tug and barge to small 
pleasure craft. Mariners will be notified and kept informed of the 
bridges' operational status via the Coast Guard Notice to Mariners 
publication and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as appropriate. The bridge 
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: June 6, 2014.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-14163 Filed 6-16-14; 8:45 am]
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