Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA, 68120-68121 [2014-27008]

Download as PDF 68120 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 220 / Friday, November 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations TABLE FOUR Vessel Number Horizontal distances from the fore and aft centerline of the vessel in the athwartship direction (meters) * * * USS JACKSON ............................................................................. * * * LCS 6 ....................................................................... * 1.31 16. * * * Obstruction angle relative ship’s headings Vessel Number * * * USS JACKSON .............................................................................. * * * LCS 6 ........................................................................ * * * * * * 71°–73° 76°–78° * * 287°–289° * * * * * TABLE FIVE Vessel Number Masthead lights not over all other lights and obstructions. annex I, sec. 2(f) * * USS JACKSON ................................. * * LCS 6 ................................................ * ........................ * * * Approved: October 22, 2014. A. B. Fischer, Captain, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). Dated: November 7, 2014. N. A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27010 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P * DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2014–0912] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) double leaf bascule Ballard Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 1.1, at Seattle, WA. The requested deviation is to accommodate evening detoured commuter traffic during road mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 X * X * Percentage horizontal separation attained * 18.6 * construction. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for an extra hour during evening traffic. This deviation is effective from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. daily Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays, from November 19, 2014 until January 31, 2015. DATES: 33 CFR Part 117 SUMMARY: 17:25 Nov 13, 2014 After masthead light less than 1⁄2 ship’s length aft of forward masthead light. annex I, sec. 3(a) * ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Forward masthead light not in forward quarter of ship. annex I, sec. 3(a) Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0912] 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: E:\FR\FM\14NOR1.SGM 14NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 220 / Friday, November 14, 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 d13-pfd13bridges@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SDOT has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the Ballard Bridge, mile 1.1, crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The requested deviation is to accommodate evening detoured commuter traffic during road construction. To facilitate timely efficient movement of highway traffic, the currently published drawbridge closure hours will be extended by one hour. The extended closure hours will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays, from November 19, 2014 until January 31, 2015. The Ballard Bridge, mile 1.1, provides a vertical clearance of 29 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 Ballard 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, except federal holidays but Columbus Day for vessels less than 1000 tons, unless the vessel has in tow a vessel of 1000 gross tons or more. The normal operating schedule for the bridge also requires one hour advance 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Nov 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 Dated: October 31, 2014. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–27008 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0969] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, 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 Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge, across Sloop Channel, mile 12.8, at Nassau, New York. This deviation is necessary to replace electrical components at the bridge. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed position for three partial days to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance, the replacement of the electrical umbilical cords. DATES: This deviation is effective between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. from November 17, 2014 through November 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0969] 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) 514–4330. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge has SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 68121 a vertical clearance of 22 feet at mean high water, and 25 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.799(h). Sloop Channel has commercial and recreational vessel traffic of various sizes. The bridge owner, New York State Department of Transportation, requested a three partial day bridge closure to facilitate the replacement of the electrical umbilical cords at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation, the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge may remain in the closed position between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. from November 17, 2014, through November 19, 2014. In the event of inclement weather, the rain dates will be from November 20, 2014 through November 21, 2014. 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 be opened in the event of an emergency situation. 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: October 31, 2014. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–27011 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office 37 CFR Part 1 [Docket No.: PTO–P–2014–0001] RIN 0651–AC92 Changes to Continued Prosecution Application Practice United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) revised and streamlined the requirements for the inventor’s oath or declaration. In implementing the AIA inventor’s oath or declaration provisions, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) provided that an applicant may postpone the filing of the inventor’s oath or declaration until allowance if the applicant provides an application SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14NOR1.SGM 14NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 220 (Friday, November 14, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 68120-68121]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27008]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0912]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, 
Seattle, WA

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 Seattle Department of 
Transportation (SDOT) double leaf bascule Ballard Bridge across the 
Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 1.1, at Seattle, WA. The requested 
deviation is to accommodate evening detoured commuter traffic during 
road construction. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the 
closed position for an extra hour during evening traffic.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. daily 
Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays, from November 19, 
2014 until January 31, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0912] 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.

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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 d13-pf-d13bridges@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SDOT has requested a temporary deviation 
from the operating schedule for the Ballard Bridge, mile 1.1, crossing 
the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The requested deviation 
is to accommodate evening detoured commuter traffic during road 
construction. To facilitate timely efficient movement of highway 
traffic, the currently published drawbridge closure hours will be 
extended by one hour. The extended closure hours will be from 4 p.m. to 
7 p.m. daily Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays, from 
November 19, 2014 until January 31, 2015.
    The Ballard Bridge, mile 1.1, provides a vertical clearance of 29 
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 Ballard 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, except 
federal holidays but Columbus Day for vessels less than 1000 tons, 
unless the vessel has in tow a vessel of 1000 gross tons or more. The 
normal operating schedule for the bridge also requires one hour advance 
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: October 31, 2014.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-27008 Filed 11-13-14; 8:45 am]
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