Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA, 43938-43939 [2014-17856]

Download as PDF 43938 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0584] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hutchinson River, Bronx, 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 Pelham Bay Bridge across the Hutchinson River, mile 0.5, at Bronx, New York. The deviation is necessary for installation of new bearing bushings at the bridge. This temporary deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for two six-day closure periods to perform scheduled maintenance. SUMMARY: This deviation is effective from 10 p.m. on October 10, 2014 through 7 a.m. on October 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0584] 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 Amtrak Pelham Bay Bridge has a vertical clearance of 8 feet at mean high water and 15 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.793. The Hutchinson River has predominantly commercial vessel traffic of various sizes. The owner of the bridge, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), requested two six-day bridge closures to facilitate installation of new bearing bushings at the bridge. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES2 DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:12 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Under this temporary deviation, the Amtrak Pelham Bay Bridge may remain in the closed position from 10 p.m. on October 10, 2014 through 7 a.m. on October 16, 2014 and from 10 p.m. on October 17, 2014 through 7 a.m. on October 23, 2014. In the event of inclement weather a rain date from 10 p.m. on October 24, 2014 through 7 a.m. on October 30, 2014 will be used to complete the scheduled bridge maintenance. The Coast Guard coordinated this bridge closure with the existing marine facilities that normally transit the Amtrak Pelham Bay Bridge and no objections were received. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at all times. There are no alternate routes. The bridge can’t be opened in the event of an emergency during this bridge maintenance. 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 17, 2014. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–17849 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0603] 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 University Bridge, mile 4.3, across Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to allow King County Metro Transit to perform essential maintenance on the University Bridge. This deviation allows one half (leaf) of the bridge to remain in the closed position and need not open to marine traffic. DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 p.m. on August 1, 2014, to 6 a.m. on SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 August 2, 2014, and from 11 p.m. on August 15, 2014, to 6 a.m. on August 16, 2014. The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0603] 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. ADDRESSES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Seattle Department of Transportation has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the University Bridge, mile 4.3, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The requested deviation is to allow Seattle Department of Transportation to perform essential maintenance on the University Bridge. The planned maintenance includes routine cleaning and inspecting of the gear reducers. To facilitate this maintenance period, one side of the draws of the bridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 11 p.m. on August 1, 2014 to 6 a.m. on August 2, 2014, and again from 11 p.m. on August 15, 2014 to 6 a.m. on August 16, 2014. Vessels that do not require bridge openings may continue to transit beneath the bridge during the closure periods. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies. The University Bridge, mile 4.3, provides a vertical clearance of 30 feet in the closed position; clearances are referenced to the mean water elevation of Lake Washington. The current operating schedule for the bridge is set out in 33 CFR 117.1051. The normal operating schedule for the University Bridge states that the bridge need not open from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for vessels less than 1000 tons. The normal operating schedule for the bridge also requires one hour advance SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29JYR1.SGM 29JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations notification for bridge openings between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily. 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 not 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 Notices 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 designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: July 10, 2014. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–17856 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0053] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, West Palm Beach, FL Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Royal Park and Southern Boulevard Bridges, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1022.6 and mile 1024.7, West Palm Beach, FL. These temporary operating schedules have been implemented in an effort to assist with the flow of vehicular traffic due to the Flagler Memorial Bridge being left in the open to navigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from July 29, 2014 through 8 a.m. on October 31, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 6 a.m. on May 16, 2014, until July 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0053] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES2 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:29 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. If you have questions about this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Michael Lieberum, Chief Operations Section, Seventh Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch; telephone 305–415–6744, email michael.b.lieberum@uscg.mil. If you have questions about viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Due to safety concerns with the operation of the Flagler Memorial Bridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1021.8, West Palm Beach, FL, the FDOT has requested permission to place the Flagler Memorial Bridge in the open to navigation position which will redirect all vehicular traffic to the Royal Park and Southern Boulevard Bridges. The City of Palm Beach has requested that the operating schedule of the Royal Park Bridge be modified from the schedule published in 33 CFR 117.261(v) which required this bridge to open on the hour and half-hour. The vertical clearance of the Royal Park Bridge is 21 feet at mean high water at low steel. The temporary bridge schedule is as follows: Monday through Friday, from 6:16 a.m. until 8:14 p.m., the Royal Park Bridge will open on an hourly schedule at the quarter-hour, except from 7:16 a.m. to 9:14 a.m. and from 4:16 p.m. to 6:14 p.m. this bridge will remain closed to navigation. At all other times, including Federal Holidays, this bridge will open on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour. The City has also requested that the Southern Boulevard Bridge be modified from the schedule published in 33 CFR 117.261(w) which required this bridge to open on the quarter hour and three quarter hour. The vertical clearance of the Southern Boulevard Bridge is 14 feet at mean high water at low steel. The temporary bridge schedule is as follows: Monday through Friday, from 7:31 a.m. to 9:29 a.m. and from 4:01 p.m. to 5:59 p.m., this bridge will remain closed to navigation. At all other times, including Federal Holidays, this bridge will open on the top and bottom of the hour. This temporary SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 43939 modification to the regulations will remain in effect until October 31, 2014. The Coast Guard will inform waterway users of the change in operating schedule for this bridge through the Local Notice to Mariners. Mariners are advised to use this information in order to arrange safe transit through these bridges to minimize any delay caused by this temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately following the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the normal operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: May 16, 2014. Barry Dragon, Director, Bridge Administration, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–17854 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0622] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tennessee River, Decatur, AL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Southern Railroad Drawbridge across the Tennessee River, mile 304.4, at Decatur, Alabama. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to replace and adjust the down haul operating ropes that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and not open to vessel traffic. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m., August 12, 2014 to 10 p.m., August 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, (USCG–2014–0622) 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JYR1.SGM 29JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 145 (Tuesday, July 29, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 43938-43939]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17856]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0603]


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 University Bridge, mile 4.3, across 
Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary 
to allow King County Metro Transit to perform essential maintenance on 
the University Bridge. This deviation allows one half (leaf) of the 
bridge to remain in the closed position and need not open to marine 
traffic.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 p.m. on August 1, 2014, to 6 
a.m. on August 2, 2014, and from 11 p.m. on August 15, 2014, to 6 a.m. 
on August 16, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0603] 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 Seattle Department of Transportation has 
requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the 
University Bridge, mile 4.3, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal at 
Seattle, WA. The requested deviation is to allow Seattle Department of 
Transportation to perform essential maintenance on the University 
Bridge. The planned maintenance includes routine cleaning and 
inspecting of the gear reducers. To facilitate this maintenance period, 
one side of the draws of the bridge will be maintained in the closed-
to-navigation position from 11 p.m. on August 1, 2014 to 6 a.m. on 
August 2, 2014, and again from 11 p.m. on August 15, 2014 to 6 a.m. on 
August 16, 2014. Vessels that do not require bridge openings may 
continue to transit beneath the bridge during the closure periods. The 
bridge will not be able to open for emergencies.
    The University Bridge, mile 4.3, provides a vertical clearance of 
30 feet in the closed position; clearances are referenced to the mean 
water elevation of Lake Washington. The current operating schedule for 
the bridge is set out in 33 CFR 117.1051. The normal operating schedule 
for the University Bridge states that the bridge need not open from 7 
a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for 
vessels less than 1000 tons. The normal operating schedule for the 
bridge also requires one hour advance

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notification for bridge openings between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily. 
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 
not 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 Notices 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 designated 
time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: July 10, 2014.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-17856 Filed 7-28-14; 8:45 am]
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