Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA, 49684 [2014-20004]

Download as PDF 49684 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Rules and Regulations to-navigation position. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.143, the draw opens on signal if at least 12 hours notice is given to the San Joaquin County Department of Public Works at Stockton. Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. on August 18, 2014 to 5 p.m. on October 23, 2014 to allow the bridge owner to make necessary structural maintenance repairs and to replace approach deck slabs. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with the waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies, and Disappointment Slough can be used as an alternate route for vessels unable to pass through the bridge in closed position. The Coast Guard will inform waterway users of this temporary deviation via our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners, to minimize resulting navigational impacts. 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: August 6, 2014. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–19992 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0670] 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. The deviation continues to allow the Washington State Department of Transportation to accommodate rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:40 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 vehicular traffic attending football games, and maintain the bridge in the closed to navigation position. This deviation modifies the previously approved deviation under the same docket number. DATES: This deviation is effective from September 6, 2014 through November 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0670] 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 Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth District, Coast Guard; 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: This temporary deviation supersedes the previous deviation of the same docket number published on August 5, 2014 (79 FR 45344) with respect to the closer times from September 6, 2014 to November 22, 2014. The Washington State Department of Transportation, on behalf of the University of Washington Police Department, has requested that 30 additional minutes be added to the requested time periods published on August 5, 2014 to facilitate timely movement of pre-game and post-game football traffic. The Montlake Bridge bascule span will remain closed and need not open to vessel traffic from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on September 6, 2014; from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on September 13, 2014. The times for the closures on September 20, 2014, September 27, 2014, October 25, 2014, November 8, 2014, and November 22, 2014 will be determined and announced in the Coast Guard’s Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as they become available. Due to NCAA television scheduling, the times for the games are not currently available. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.1051(e) at all other times. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. These vertical clearance measurements are made in reference to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington. The normal operating schedule for the Montlake Bridge states that the bridge opens on signal, subject to the list of exceptions provided in 33 CFR 117.1051(e). 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 any time. 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 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 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: August 11, 2014. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–20004 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0735] 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 Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Fremont Bridge, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 2.6, at Seattle, WA. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to operate in single SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22AUR1.SGM 22AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0670]


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. The deviation 
continues to allow the Washington State Department of Transportation to 
accommodate vehicular traffic attending football games, and maintain 
the bridge in the closed to navigation position. This deviation 
modifies the previously approved deviation under the same docket 
number.

DATES: This deviation is effective from September 6, 2014 through 
November 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0670] 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 Steven M. Fischer, Bridge 
Administrator, Thirteenth District, Coast Guard; 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: This temporary deviation supersedes the 
previous deviation of the same docket number published on August 5, 
2014 (79 FR 45344) with respect to the closer times from September 6, 
2014 to November 22, 2014. The Washington State Department of 
Transportation, on behalf of the University of Washington Police 
Department, has requested that 30 additional minutes be added to the 
requested time periods published on August 5, 2014 to facilitate timely 
movement of pre-game and post-game football traffic. The Montlake 
Bridge bascule span will remain closed and need not open to vessel 
traffic from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
on September 6, 2014; from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. 
to 6:30 p.m. on September 13, 2014. The times for the closures on 
September 20, 2014, September 27, 2014, October 25, 2014, November 8, 
2014, and November 22, 2014 will be determined and announced in the 
Coast Guard's Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners 
as they become available. Due to NCAA television scheduling, the times 
for the games are not currently available. The bridge shall operate in 
accordance to 33 CFR 117.1051(e) at all other times.
    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. These vertical 
clearance measurements are made in reference to the Mean Water Level of 
Lake Washington. The normal operating schedule for the Montlake Bridge 
states that the bridge opens on signal, subject to the list of 
exceptions provided in 33 CFR 117.1051(e).
    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 any time. 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 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 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: August 11, 2014.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-20004 Filed 8-21-14; 8:45 am]
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