Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 63919 [2015-26819]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 204 / Thursday, October 22, 2015 / Rules and Regulations operating schedule to perform operating machinery installation. Under this temporary deviation, the Metropolitan Ave. Bridge may remain in the closed position from 6 a.m. on November 2, 2015 through 5 p.m. on November 5, 2015. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed positions may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessel to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notice 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 effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: October 8, 2015. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–26957 Filed 10–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0967] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, across the Willamette River at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary for maintenance repairs to the bridge lifting mechanism. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow safe and timely movement of workers. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 15, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0967] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH’’. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:39 Oct 21, 2015 Jkt 238001 Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email the Bridge Administrator, Coast Guard Thirteenth District; telephone 206–220–7234 email d13-pf-d13bridges@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Multnomah County has requested that the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, across the Willamette River at Portland, Oregon remain in the closed-tonavigation position from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. on November 15, 2015 to allow for critical maintenance repairs to the bridge lifting mechanism. The Hawthorne Bridge is a vertical lift bridge providing 49 feet of vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation position, and unlimited clearance in the open position referenced to the vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0. The Hawthorne Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897, which allows the bridge to remain closed between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. No advance notice for an opening is required. Moderate to heavy vessel traffic exists on this part of the Willamette River, including vessels ranging from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. The average number of drawbridge openings for the time covered by this deviation is three lifts. This deviation allows the lift span of the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, to remain in the closed-to-navigation position, and need not open for maritime traffic from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. on November 15, 2015. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.897 at all other times. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at anytime. The bridge will not be able to immediately open for emergencies, and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. However, with a two hour notification for an emergency opening request, the lift mechanism may be reassembled for the lift span to be opened. Major waterway users have been notified and coordinated with for this deviation period. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 63919 end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: October 16, 2015. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–26819 Filed 10–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2015–0483] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Ironman 70.3 Miami; Miami, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of Biscayne Bay, east of Bayfront Park, in Miami, Florida during the 2015 Ironman 70.3 Miami, a triathlon. The Ironman 70.3 Miami is scheduled to take place on October 25, 2015. Approximately 2,500 participants are anticipated to participate in the swim portion of the event. No spectators are expected to be present during the event. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, vessels, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels, except those participating in the event, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective and will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on October 25, 2015. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2015– 0483 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Petty Officer Benjamin Colbert, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 305–535–4317, email Benjamin.R.Colbert@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR E:\FR\FM\22OCR1.SGM Code of Federal Regulations 22OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 204 (Thursday, October 22, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-26819]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0967]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR

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 Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, across 
the Willamette River at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary for 
maintenance repairs to the bridge lifting mechanism. This deviation 
allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to 
allow safe and timely movement of workers.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 
15, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-0967] 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary deviation, call or email the Bridge Administrator, Coast 
Guard Thirteenth District; telephone 206-220-7234 email d13-pf-d13bridges@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Multnomah County has requested that the 
Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, across the Willamette River at Portland, 
Oregon remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 5 a.m. until 5 
p.m. on November 15, 2015 to allow for critical maintenance repairs to 
the bridge lifting mechanism.
    The Hawthorne Bridge is a vertical lift bridge providing 49 feet of 
vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation position, and unlimited 
clearance in the open position referenced to the vertical clearance 
above Columbia River Datum 0.0. The Hawthorne Bridge operates in 
accordance with 33 CFR 117.897, which allows the bridge to remain 
closed between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through 
Friday. No advance notice for an opening is required.
    Moderate to heavy vessel traffic exists on this part of the 
Willamette River, including vessels ranging from commercial tug and 
barge to small pleasure craft. The average number of drawbridge 
openings for the time covered by this deviation is three lifts. This 
deviation allows the lift span of the Hawthorne Bridge across the 
Willamette River, mile 13.1, to remain in the closed-to-navigation 
position, and need not open for maritime traffic from 5 a.m. until 5 
p.m. on November 15, 2015. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 
CFR 117.897 at all other times.
    Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation 
position may do so at anytime. The bridge will not be able to 
immediately open for emergencies, and there is no immediate alternate 
route for vessels to pass. However, with a two hour notification for an 
emergency opening request, the lift mechanism may be reassembled for 
the lift span to be opened. Major waterway users have been notified and 
coordinated with for this deviation period. 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: October 16, 2015.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-26819 Filed 10-21-15; 8:45 am]
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