Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA, 56505 [2016-19930]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 162 / Monday, August 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0802] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate vehicular traffic attending football games at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position two and a half hours before and two and a half hours after each game. The game times for three of the seven games scheduled for Husky Stadium have not yet been determined due to NCAA television scheduling. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8:30 a.m. on September 3, 2016 to 11 p.m. on November 19, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0802] 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 Washington State Department of Transportation, on behalf of the University of Washington Police Department, has requested that the Montlake Bridge bascule span remain in the closed-to-navigation position, and need not open to vessel traffic to facilitate timely movement of pre-game and post game football traffic at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The Montlake Bridge crosses the Lake Washington Ship Canal at mile 5.2; and while in the closed-to-navigation position provides 30 feet of vertical clearance throughout the navigation channel and 46 feet of vertical clearance throughout the center Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Aug 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 60-feet of the bridge. These vertical clearances are made in reference to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington. The normal operating schedule for Montlake Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1051(e). The deviation period will cover the following dates: from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 3, 2016; from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 10, 2016; from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on September 17, 2016; from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on September 30, 2016. The times for the closures on October 22, 2016, November 12, 2016, and November 19, 2016 will be determined, and announced in the Coast Guard’s Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as they become available. Due to NCAA television scheduling, the times for the games are not currently available. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.1051(e) at all other times. 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-tonavigation 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. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges 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: August 15, 2016. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–19930 Filed 8–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0729] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA 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 Tower SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 56505 Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the FroYo Run event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position during the deviation period. This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on August 20, 2016. DATES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0729] 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. ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510– 437–3516, email David.H.Sulouff@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: California Department of Transportation has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Tower Drawbridge, mile 59.0, over Sacramento River, at Sacramento, CA. The vertical lift bridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 30 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw operates as required by 33 CFR 117.189(a). Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on August 20, 2016, to allow the community to participate in the FroYo Run event. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with the waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. 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 waterway 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 effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\22AUR1.SGM 22AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0802]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, 
Seattle, 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 Montlake Bridge across the Lake 
Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is 
necessary to accommodate vehicular traffic attending football games at 
Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation 
position two and a half hours before and two and a half hours after 
each game. The game times for three of the seven games scheduled for 
Husky Stadium have not yet been determined due to NCAA television 
scheduling.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8:30 a.m. on September 3, 2016 
to 11 p.m. on November 19, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0802] 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 Washington State Department of 
Transportation, on behalf of the University of Washington Police 
Department, has requested that the Montlake Bridge bascule span remain 
in the closed-to-navigation position, and need not open to vessel 
traffic to facilitate timely movement of pre-game and post game 
football traffic at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, 
Seattle, WA. The Montlake Bridge crosses the Lake Washington Ship Canal 
at mile 5.2; and while in the closed-to-navigation position provides 30 
feet of vertical clearance throughout the navigation channel and 46 
feet of vertical clearance throughout the center 60-feet of the bridge. 
These vertical clearances are made in reference to the Mean Water Level 
of Lake Washington. The normal operating schedule for Montlake Bridge 
operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1051(e).
    The deviation period will cover the following dates: from 8:30 a.m. 
to 11 a.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 3, 2016; from 
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 10, 
2016; from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on 
September 17, 2016; from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 11 
p.m. on September 30, 2016. The times for the closures on October 22, 
2016, November 12, 2016, and November 19, 2016 will be determined, and 
announced in the Coast Guard's Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners as they become available. Due to NCAA television 
scheduling, the times for the games are not currently available. The 
bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.1051(e) at all other 
times. 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.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges 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: August 15, 2016.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-19930 Filed 8-19-16; 8:45 am]
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