Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, 36470 [2016-13360]

Download as PDF 36470 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 109 / Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / Rules and Regulations PART 100—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS (d) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 18, 2016. 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: Dated: May 17, 2016. Christopher S. Keane, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Hampton Roads. ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. Add temporary § 100.35T05–0355 to read as follows: ■ jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES § 100.35T05–0355 VA. James River, Midlothian, (a) Definitions: For the purposes of this section, Captain of the Port means the Commander, Sector Hampton Roads. Representative means any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized to act on the behalf of the Captain of the Port. Participants mean individuals and vessels involved in the rowing and sculling races of the VBC Sprints Regatta. (b) Location. The regulated area is established for the waters for the James River near the Robious Landing Park within the areas bounded by coordinates 37°33′35.193″ N./ 077°38′51.6156″ W.; thence to 37°33′33.7608″ N./077°38′51.1044″ W.; thence to 37°33′33.75″ N./077°38′8.88″ W.; thence to 37°33′36.0174″ N./ 077°38′8.8008″ W. (NAD 1983) in Midlothian, VA. (c) Regulations. (1) All persons are required to comply with the general regulations governing special local regulations in § 100.35 of this part. (2) With the exception of participants, entry into or remaining in this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Hampton Roads or his designated representatives. (3) All vessels underway within this regulated area at the time it is implemented are to depart the area immediately, unless they are participants. (4) The Captain of the Port, Hampton Roads or his representative can be contacted at telephone number (757) 668–5555. (5) The Coast Guard and designated security vessels enforcing the regulated area can be contacted on VHF–FM marine band radio channel 13 (165.65Mhz) and channel 16 (156.8 Mhz). (6) This section does not apply to participants and vessels that are engaged in the following operations: (i) Enforcing laws; (ii) Servicing aids to navigation; and (iii) Emergency response vessels. (7) The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the regulated area by Federal, State, and local agencies. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:20 Jun 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 [FR Doc. 2016–13413 Filed 6–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0468] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Portland, OR and Vancouver, 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 Interstate 5 (I–5) Bridges across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the movement of heavier than normal roadway traffic associated with the Independence Day fireworks show near the I–5 Bridges. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-tonavigation position during the event. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0468] 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 Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7282, email d13-pfd13bridges@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Oregon Department of Transportation has requested that the I–5 Bridges across the Columbia River remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate heavier than normal roadway traffic volume associated with a fireworks show on July 4, 2016 near the bridges. The I–5 Bridges cross the Columbia River at mile 106.5, and provide three designated navigation channels with vertical clearances ranging from 39 to 72 feet SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 above Columbia River Datum 0.0 while the lift spans are in the closed-tonavigation position. The normal operating schedule for the I–5 Bridges is codified at 33 CFR 117.869. This deviation period is from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, 2016. The deviation allows the lift spans of the I–5 Bridges across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, to remain in the closed-to-navigation position, and need not open for maritime traffic during that period. The bridge shall operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.869 at all other times. Waterway usage on this part of the Columbia River includes vessels ranging from commercial tug and tow vessels to recreational pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass under the bridges 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 drawbridges must return to their 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: June 1, 2016. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–13360 Filed 6–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0469] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hood Canal, Port Gamble, 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 Hood Canal Floating Drawbridge across Hood Canal (Admiralty Inlet), mile 5.0, near Port Gamble, WA. This deviation allows the bridge to open the Main span half-way, 300 feet; as opposed to a full opening, which is 600 feet to allow for the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 109 (Tuesday, June 7, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 36470]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-13360]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0468]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Portland, OR and 
Vancouver, 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 Interstate 5 (I-5) Bridges across 
the Columbia River, mile 106.5, between Portland, Oregon, and 
Vancouver, Washington. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the 
movement of heavier than normal roadway traffic associated with the 
Independence Day fireworks show near the I-5 Bridges. This deviation 
allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position 
during the event.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0468] 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 Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge 
Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206-220-7282, 
email d13-pf-d13bridges@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Oregon Department of Transportation has 
requested that the I-5 Bridges across the Columbia River remain closed 
to vessel traffic to facilitate heavier than normal roadway traffic 
volume associated with a fireworks show on July 4, 2016 near the 
bridges. The I-5 Bridges cross the Columbia River at mile 106.5, and 
provide three designated navigation channels with vertical clearances 
ranging from 39 to 72 feet above Columbia River Datum 0.0 while the 
lift spans are in the closed-to-navigation position. The normal 
operating schedule for the I-5 Bridges is codified at 33 CFR 117.869. 
This deviation period is from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, 2016. The 
deviation allows the lift spans of the I-5 Bridges across the Columbia 
River, mile 106.5, to remain in the closed-to-navigation position, and 
need not open for maritime traffic during that period. The bridge shall 
operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.869 at all other times. Waterway 
usage on this part of the Columbia River includes vessels ranging from 
commercial tug and tow vessels to recreational pleasure craft.
    Vessels able to pass under the bridges 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 drawbridges must return to 
their 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: June 1, 2016.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-13360 Filed 6-6-16; 8:45 am]
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