Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA, 45971 [2016-16736]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 136 / Friday, July 15, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Washington, DC, on this 11th day of July 2016. Judith Starr, General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. 2016–16728 Filed 7–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–02–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0635] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) Fremont Bridge, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 2.6, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate heavy pedestrian and cycling traffic across the bridge during the ‘Fun Ride’ fundraising event. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not open to maritime traffic. DATES: This deviation is effective from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on August 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0635] 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: Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate heavy pedestrian and cycling traffic across the bridge during the ‘Fun Ride’ fundraising event. To facilitate this event, the double bascule draw of the bridge will not open for vessel traffic during said date and time. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Jul 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 The Fremont Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 14 feet (31 feet of vertical clearance for the center 36 horizontal feet) in the close-to-navigation position. The clearance is referenced to the mean water elevation of Lake Washington. The normal operating schedule for the Fremont Bridge is 33 CFR 117.1051. 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-to-navigation position 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: July 11, 2016. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–16736 Filed 7–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0632] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mianus River, Greenwich, CT 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 Metro-North Bridge across the Mianus River, mile 1.0, at Greenwich, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform superstructure repairs and replace timber ties. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on September 12, 2016 to 8 a.m. on September 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0632] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 45971 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 about this temporary deviation, call or email Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514–4330, email judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Metro-North Bridge, mile 1.0, across the Mianus River, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 20 feet at mean high water and 27 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.209. The waterway is transited by seasonal recreational traffic. Connecticut DOT, the owner of the bridge, requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to perform steel repairs and replace timber ties. Under this temporary deviation, the Metro-North Bridge will operate according to the schedule below: a. From September 12, 2016 8 a.m. to September 16, 2016 4 a.m. the bridge will not open to marine traffic. b. From September 16, 2016 4 a.m. to September 19, 2016 8 a.m. the bridge will open fully on signal upon 24 hour advance notice. c. From September 19, 2016 8 a.m. to September 23, 2016 4 a.m. the bridge will not open to marine traffic. d. From September 23, 2016 4 a.m. to September 26, 2016 8 a.m. the bridge will open fully on signal upon 24 hour advance notice. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. 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 inform the users of the waterways through our Local Notice and Broadcast to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operations 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: July 12, 2016. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0635]


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

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs Seattle Department of Transportation's 
(SDOT) Fremont Bridge, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 2.6, 
at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate heavy 
pedestrian and cycling traffic across the bridge during the `Fun Ride' 
fundraising event. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the 
closed-to-navigation position and need not open to maritime traffic.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on 
August 14, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0635] 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: Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) 
has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the 
Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at 
Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate heavy pedestrian 
and cycling traffic across the bridge during the `Fun Ride' fundraising 
event. To facilitate this event, the double bascule draw of the bridge 
will not open for vessel traffic during said date and time. The Fremont 
Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 14 feet (31 feet of vertical 
clearance for the center 36 horizontal feet) in the close-to-navigation 
position. The clearance is referenced to the mean water elevation of 
Lake Washington. The normal operating schedule for the Fremont Bridge 
is 33 CFR 117.1051. 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-to-navigation 
position 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: July 11, 2016.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-16736 Filed 7-14-16; 8:45 am]
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