Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 28185-28186 [2015-11831]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 95 / Monday, May 18, 2015 / Rules and Regulations we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, type the docket number [USCG–2015–0271] in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this rulemaking. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change the rule based on your comments. 2. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG–2015–0271) 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 3. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). 4. Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one on or before June 16, 2015, using one of the four methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why one would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. B. Background Information The bridge owner, FEC Railway, requested permission to operate the FEC Railroad Bridge across the New River with an automated system. The FEC Railroad Bridge in Fort Lauderdale, FL VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 has a vertical clearance of 4 feet at mean high water in the closed position and horizontal clearance of 60 feet. Traffic on the waterway includes both commercial and recreational vessels. Presently, in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the bridge is required to open on signal for the passage of vessels. The bridge is usually maintained in the open to navigation position and only closes for train traffic. The bridge owner, FEC, determined that by installing an automated system, vessel transit will be more efficient. This automated system allows the railroad dispatcher to receive a signal that the bridge must close for approaching trains. The dispatcher will then be advised when trains clear the bridge so it can reopen. Any vessel requesting a bridge opening must contact the bridge tender via telephone or radiotelephone (marine radio) on VHF–FM channel 9 or 16 to coordinate safe passage through the bridge. The tender must provide information to include, but not limited to authorization for the vessel to continue its transit when the bridge is open to navigation, or the tender must advise that the vessel will have to wait because a train is approaching. If a vessel is required to wait, the bridge tender must indicate the amount of time the vessel will have to wait until the train is clear of the bridge. The FEC Dispatch number and bridge tender phone number will be posted at the bridge so they can be seen by vessels approaching from either direction. The bridge tender’s number is 305–889–5572 and the FEC Dispatch number is 800– 342–1131. This deviation seeks comments on FEC’s operating schedule and tests an automatic operating system as the method for operating the bridge to determine whether a permanent change to operations can be approved. The deviation period will run from 6 a.m. on May 18, 2015 through 6 a.m. on October 16, 2015. During the test deviation period, the draw of the FEC Railroad Bridge across the New River, mile 2.5, at Fort Lauderdale, FL, will operate as follows: (a) The bridge is constantly tended. (b) The bridge tender will utilize a VHF–FM radio to communicate on channels 9 and 16 and may be contacted by telephone at 305–889–5572. (c) Signage will be posted displaying VHF radio contact information and the bridge tender and dispatch telephone number. A countdown clock for bridge closure shall be posted at the bridge site and visible for maritime traffic. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 28185 (d) A bridge log will be maintained including, at a minimum, bridge opening and closing times. (e) When the draw is in the fully open position, green lights will be displayed to indicate that vessels may pass. (f) When a train approaches, the lights go to flashing red and a horn starts four blasts, pauses, and then continues four blasts then the draw lowers and locks. (g) After the train has cleared the bridge, the draw opens and the lights return to green. (h) The bridge shall not be closed more than 60 minutes combined for any 120 minute time period beginning at 12:01 a.m. 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: April 22, 2015. Barry Dragon, Bridge Administrator, U.S. Coast Guard, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–11931 Filed 5–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0415] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR 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 upper deck of the Steel Bridge, mile 12.1, and the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, both crossing the Willamette River, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the route of the annual Rose Festival Parade event, which crosses the Steel Bridge and Burnside Bridge. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge and Burnside Bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position and need not open for marine traffic to allow for the safe movement of event participants and cleanup crew. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0415] is SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18MYR1.SGM 18MYR1 28186 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 95 / Monday, May 18, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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 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 and Multnomah County have requested that the upper deck of the Steel Bridge and the Burnside Bridge remain in the closed-tonavigation position to accommodate the annual Rose Festival Parade event. The Steel Bridge, mile 12.1, and the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, both cross the Willamette River. The Steel Bridge 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. When the lower deck is in the up position, the bridge provides 71 feet of vertical clearance. This deviation does not affect the operating schedule of the lower deck which opens on signal. The normal operating schedule for the upper deck of the Steel Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897(c)(3)(ii) which states 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. The Burnside Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 64 feet in the closed-to-navigation position. The normal operating schedule for the Burnside Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897(c)(3)(iii) which states from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, one hour’s notice shall be given for draw openings. At all other times, two hours notice is required. The Steel Bridge and Burnside Bridge clearances are above Columbia River Datum 0.0. The deviation period is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 6, 2015 to accommodate the route of the annual Rose Festival Parade event. The deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge, mile 12.1, and the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, both crossing the Willamette River, to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not open for maritime traffic from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 6, 2015. 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 Steel Bridge and Burnside Bridge in the closed positions may do so at anytime. The bridges 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 bridges 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 12, 2015. Steven M Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–11831 Filed 5–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Event name Location Tacoma Freedom Fair .......................................................... City of Renton Fireworks ...................................................... Des Moines Fireworks .......................................................... Three Tree Point Community Fireworks .............................. Roche Harbor Fireworks ....................................................... Deer Harbor Annual Fireworks Display ................................ Blast Over Bellingham .......................................................... Commencement Bay ............ Renton, Lake Washington .... Des Moines ........................... Three Tree Point ................... Roche Harbor ........................ Deer Harbor .......................... Bellingham Bay ..................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 May 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2010–0063] Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Zone AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for annual firework displays in the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Zone during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to prevent injury and to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the firework displays. During the enforcement periods, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within these safety zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or their Designated Representative. SUMMARY: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1332 will be enforced between July 4 and July 12, 2015. DATES: If you have questions on this document, call or email MST1 Kenneth Hoppe, Sector Puget Sound Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone 206–217–6051, SectorPugetSoundWWM@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones established for Annual Fireworks Displays within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility in 33 CFR 165.1332 during the dates and times noted below. The following safety zones will be enforced from 5:00 p.m. on July 4, 2015 through 1:00 a.m. on July 5, 2015. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Latitude 47°17.103′ 47°30.386′ 47°24.117′ 47°27.033′ 48°36.7′ N 48°37.0′ N 48°44.933′ E:\FR\FM\18MYR1.SGM N ....... N ....... N ....... N ....... ........... ........... N ....... 18MYR1 Longitude 122°28.410′ W .... 122°12.502′ W .... 122°20.033′ W .... 122°23.15′ W ...... 123°09.5′ W ........ 123°00.25′ W ...... 122°29.667′ W .... Radius (yards) 300 100 200 200 200 150 300

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 95 (Monday, May 18, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 28185-28186]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-11831]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0415]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR

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 upper deck of the Steel Bridge, 
mile 12.1, and the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, both crossing the 
Willamette River, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to 
accommodate the route of the annual Rose Festival Parade event, which 
crosses the Steel Bridge and Burnside Bridge. This deviation allows the 
upper deck of the Steel Bridge and Burnside Bridge to remain in the 
closed-to-navigation position and need not open for marine traffic to 
allow for the safe movement of event participants and cleanup crew.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 6, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-0415] is

[[Page 28186]]

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 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 and Multnomah County 
have requested that the upper deck of the Steel Bridge and the Burnside 
Bridge remain in the closed-to-navigation position to accommodate the 
annual Rose Festival Parade event. The Steel Bridge, mile 12.1, and the 
Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, both cross the Willamette River.
    The Steel Bridge 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. When the lower deck is in the up position, the 
bridge provides 71 feet of vertical clearance. This deviation does not 
affect the operating schedule of the lower deck which opens on signal.
    The normal operating schedule for the upper deck of the Steel 
Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897(c)(3)(ii) which 
states 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.
    The Burnside Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 64 feet in the 
closed-to-navigation position. The normal operating schedule for the 
Burnside Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897(c)(3)(iii) 
which states from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, one hour's 
notice shall be given for draw openings. At all other times, two hours 
notice is required. The Steel Bridge and Burnside Bridge clearances are 
above Columbia River Datum 0.0.
    The deviation period is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 6, 2015 to 
accommodate the route of the annual Rose Festival Parade event. The 
deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge, mile 12.1, and the 
Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, both crossing the Willamette River, to 
remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not open for 
maritime traffic from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 6, 2015. 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 Steel Bridge and Burnside Bridge 
in the closed positions may do so at anytime. The bridges 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 bridges 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 12, 2015.
Steven M Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-11831 Filed 5-15-15; 8:45 am]
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