Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR., 27099-27100 [2015-11349]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 91 / Tuesday, May 12, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 27099 TABLE TO § 165.171—Continued 9.5 Lake Champlain Swimming Race .................................................... • • • • • Event Type: Swim Event. Sponsor: Christopher Lizzaraque. Date: A one day event in September. Time (Approximate): 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Essex Beggs Point Park, Essex, New York, to Charlotte Beach, Charlotte, Vermont. 44°18′32″ N, 073°20′52″ W. 44°20′03″ N, 073°16′53″ W. * Date subject to change. Exact date will be posted in Notice of Enforcement and Local Notice to Mariners. Dated: April 22, 2015. J.P. Humpage, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port, Sector Northern New England. [FR Doc. 2015–11460 Filed 5–11–15; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0361] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Charenton Canal, Baldwin, LA 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 Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company swing span bridge across Charenton Canal, mile 0.4, at Baldwin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to complete scheduled repairs for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for six consecutive hours. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2015–0361]. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG–2015–0361) 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., mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 May 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Geri Robinson, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email d8dpball@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BNSF Railway Company has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the swing span railroad bridge across the Charenton Canal, mile 0.4, at Baldwin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The bridge provides 10 feet of vertical clearance in the closed-tonavigation position. Due to the type of equipment being used and safety concerns, vessels will not be allowed to pass under the bridge while in the closed-to-navigation position. However, the bridge will be able to open in the event of an emergency. Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with tows, fishing vessels, and recreational craft including sailboats and powerboats. An alternate route is available for mariners through the Berwick Locks. The alternate waterway route takes about 45 minutes to transit. Due to prior experience, as well as coordination with waterway users, and the alternate route through Berwick Locks, it has been determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on these vessels. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the bridge currently opens on signal for the passage of vessels. This deviation allows the swing span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. through 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015. The closure is necessary to weld four joints and install insulated joints on the bridge. Notices will be published in the Eighth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and will be broadcast via the Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners System. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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: May 7, 2015. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–11438 Filed 5–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0384] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR. Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from regulation. 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. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the route of the annual Starlight Parade event, which crosses the Steel Bridge. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closedto-navigation position and need not open for marine traffic during the specified time. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0384] 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., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12MYR1.SGM 12MYR1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 27100 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 91 / Tuesday, May 12, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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 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: TriMet Public Transit has requested that the upper deck of the Steel Bridge remain closed-to-navigation to accommodate the annual Starlight Parade event. 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. 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. to 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 2015. The deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not open for maritime traffic from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 2015. During the deviation period, the bridge will remained closed to accommodate the route of the annual Starlight Parade event. Waterway usage on this part of the Willamette River includes vessels ranging 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 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 May 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 4, 2015. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–11349 Filed 5–11–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0284] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Monongahela River Mile 68.0–68.8; Rices Landing, PA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Monongahela River mile 68.0 to mile 68.8. This safety zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Rices Landing Riverfest Fireworks Display. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh or a designated representative. SUMMARY: This rule is effective from 9:15 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on June 12, 2015 and June 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2015–0284. 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 Jennifer Haggins, Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh, U.S. Coast Guard, at telephone 412–221–0807, email Jennifer.L.Haggins@uscg.mil. If you have DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Regulatory History and Information The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not using the NPRM process. The Coast Guard received notice on April 7, 2015 that this display would take place. After full review of the event information and location, the Coast Guard determined that a safety zone is necessary. Delaying this rule by completing the full NPRM process would unnecessarily delay the safety zone and be contrary to public interest because the safety zone is needed to protect transiting vessels, spectators, and the personnel involved in the display from the hazards associated with fireworks displays taking place near and over the waterway. The fireworks display has been advertised and the local community has prepared for the event. Completing the full NPRM process could also unnecessarily delay the planned event and possibly interfere with contractual obligations. For the same reasons, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying this rule by providing a full 30 days notice would be contrary to public interest because immediate action is needed to protect persons and property in the area during the land-based fireworks display. B. Basis and Purpose On June 12, 2015 and June 13, 2015, as a part of the Rices Landing Riverfest Fireworks Display, the Rices Landing Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a land-based fireworks display. The display will take place in the vicinity of Old Lock 6 on the Monongahela River at mile 68.3. This event presents safety E:\FR\FM\12MYR1.SGM 12MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 91 (Tuesday, May 12, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 27099-27100]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-11349]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0384]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR.

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from regulation.

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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. The deviation 
is necessary to accommodate the route of the annual Starlight Parade 
event, which crosses the Steel Bridge. This deviation allows the upper 
deck of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position 
and need not open for marine traffic during the specified time.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-0384] 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.,

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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 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: TriMet Public Transit has requested that the 
upper deck of the Steel Bridge remain closed-to-navigation to 
accommodate the annual Starlight Parade event. 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. 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. to 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 2015. The deviation 
allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, 
mile 12.1, to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not 
open for maritime traffic from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 2015. 
During the deviation period, the bridge will remained closed to 
accommodate the route of the annual Starlight Parade event.
    Waterway usage on this part of the Willamette River includes 
vessels ranging 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 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: May 4, 2015.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-11349 Filed 5-11-15; 8:45 am]
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