Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA, 34854-34855 [2017-15795]

Download as PDF 34854 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 143 / Thursday, July 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations This deviation is effective from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 4, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0697 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: Oregon Department of Transportation (bridge owner) requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the I–5 Bridges, mile 106.5, across the Columbia River between Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR, to facilitate safe passage of participants in the Hands Across the Bridge Project. The I–5 Bridges provides 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 closedto-navigation position. The normal operating schedule for the I–5 Bridges is codified at 33 CFR 117.869. The subject bridges need not open to marine vessels during the deviation period from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 4, 2017. 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 large commercial ships, tug and tow vessels to recreational pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass under the bridges in the closed-to-navigation 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 DATES: 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: July 20, 2017. Steven Michael Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–15794 Filed 7–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0700] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, 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 Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to allow work crews to replace bridge decking. This deviation allows a single leaf opening with a one hour advance notice during the day, and remains in the closed-tonavigation position during evening hours. SUMMARY: Time/date start mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Jul 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0700] 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 Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7282, email d13-pfd13bridges@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), bridge owner, has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, at mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate work crews to conduct timely bridge deck repairs. The Montlake Bridge in the closed-tonavigation 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; vertical clearance references to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington. When half the span is open, single leaf, 46 feet of vertical clearance will be reduced throughout the center 30 feet of the bridge. To facilitate this construction event, single leaf operation will provide 75 feet of horizontal clearance. The normal operating schedule for the Montlake Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1051(e). The deviation period and span operation is described in the table below: Time/date end 10 p.m. Aug 11, 2017 ........................................... 5 a.m. Aug 12, 2017 ............................................. 6 p.m. Aug 12, 2017 ............................................. 5 a.m. Aug 13, 2017 ............................................. 6 p.m. Aug 13, 2017 ............................................. 10 p.m. Aug 18, 2017 ........................................... 5 a.m. Aug 2017 ................................................... 6 p.m. Aug 19, 2017 ............................................. 5 a.m. Aug 20, 2017 ............................................. 6 p.m. Aug 20, 2017 ............................................. 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- This deviation is effective from 10 p.m. on August 11, 2017 to 5 a.m. on August 21, 2017. DATES: 5 6 5 6 5 5 6 5 6 5 a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ navigation position may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergency vessels in route to a call when an hour notice is given to the bridge operator, and a single leaf PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Action Sfmt 4700 span in the closed-to-navigation position. single leaf opening w/one hour notice. span in the closed-to-navigation position. single leaf opening w/one hour notice. span in the closed-to-navigation position. span in the closed-to-navigation position. single leaf opening w/one hour notice. span in the closed-to-navigation position. single leaf opening w/one hour notice. span in the closed-to-navigation position. opening will be provided. The Lake Washington Ship Canal has no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our E:\FR\FM\27JYR1.SGM 27JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 143 / Thursday, July 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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 20, 2017. Steven Michael Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–15795 Filed 7–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0549] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Madison Light Up the Park Fireworks Display; Lake Erie, Madison Township, OH Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of Lake Erie, Madison Township, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during the Madison Light Up the Park fireworks display on September 03, 2017. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Buffalo. DATES: This rule is effective from 9:15 p.m. through 10:15 p.m. on September 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2017– 0549 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 LT Ryan Junod, Chief of Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland; mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Jul 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 telephone 216–937–0124, email ryan.s.junod@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because the event sponsor did not submit notice to the Coast Guard with sufficient time remaining before the event to publish an NPRM. Thus, delaying the effective date of this rule to wait for a comment period to run would be contrary to the public interest by inhibiting the Coast Guard’s ability to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a maritime fireworks display. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. The Captain of the Port Buffalo, NY (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with vessels in the vicinity of firework displays on September 03, 2017 will be a safety concern for vessels and spectators within a 210 foot radius of the launch point of the fireworks. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone while the fireworks display is happening. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone from 9:15 p.m. through 10:15 p.m. on September 03, 2017. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters within 210 feet of the launch point of the fireworks display. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 34855 prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-scene representative. The Captain of the Port or his designated onscene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive Orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive Orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. Executive Order 13771 (‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’), directs agencies to reduce regulation and control regulatory costs and provides that ‘‘for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination, and that the cost of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process.’’ This rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, it has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. As this rule is not a significant regulatory action, this rule is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. See OMB’s Memorandum titled ‘‘Interim Guidance Implementing Section 2 of the Executive Order of January 30, 2017 titled ‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’ ’’ (February 2, 2017). We conclude that this rule is not a significant regulatory action because we anticipate that it will have minimal impact on the economy, will not interfere with other agencies, will not adversely alter the budget of any grant or loan recipients, and will not raise any novel legal or policy issues. The safety zone created by this rule will be relatively small and enforced for a relatively short time. Also, the safety zone is designed to minimize its impact on navigable waters. Furthermore, the safety zone has been designed to allow vessels to transit around it. Thus, restrictions on vessel movement within that particular area are expected to be E:\FR\FM\27JYR1.SGM 27JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 143 (Thursday, July 27, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15795]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0700]


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 allow work crews to replace bridge decking. This deviation 
allows a single leaf opening with a one hour advance notice during the 
day, and remains in the closed-to-navigation position during evening 
hours.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 p.m. on August 11, 2017 to 5 
a.m. on August 21, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2017-0700] 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: Washington Department of Transportation 
(WSDOT), bridge owner, has requested a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule for the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington 
Ship Canal, at mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to 
accommodate work crews to conduct timely bridge deck repairs. The 
Montlake Bridge 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; 
vertical clearance references to the Mean Water Level of Lake 
Washington. When half the span is open, single leaf, 46 feet of 
vertical clearance will be reduced throughout the center 30 feet of the 
bridge. To facilitate this construction event, single leaf operation 
will provide 75 feet of horizontal clearance.
    The normal operating schedule for the Montlake Bridge operates in 
accordance with 33 CFR 117.1051(e). The deviation period and span 
operation is described in the table below:

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         Time/date start               Time/date end                              Action
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10 p.m. Aug 11, 2017.............  5 a.m. Aug 12, 2017.  span in the closed-to-navigation position.
5 a.m. Aug 12, 2017..............  6 p.m. Aug 12, 2017.  single leaf opening w/one hour notice.
6 p.m. Aug 12, 2017..............  5 a.m. Aug 13, 2017.  span in the closed-to-navigation position.
5 a.m. Aug 13, 2017..............  6 p.m. Aug 13, 2017.  single leaf opening w/one hour notice.
6 p.m. Aug 13, 2017..............  5 a.m. Aug 14, 2017.  span in the closed-to-navigation position.
10 p.m. Aug 18, 2017.............  5 a.m. Aug 19, 2017.  span in the closed-to-navigation position.
5 a.m. Aug 2017..................  6 p.m. Aug 19, 2017.  single leaf opening w/one hour notice.
6 p.m. Aug 19, 2017..............  5 a.m. Aug 20, 2017.  span in the closed-to-navigation position.
5 a.m. Aug 20, 2017..............  6 p.m. Aug 20, 2017.  single leaf opening w/one hour notice.
6 p.m. Aug 20, 2017..............  5 a.m. Aug 21, 2017.  span in the closed-to-navigation position.
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    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 emergency vessels in route 
to a call when an hour notice is given to the bridge operator, and a 
single leaf opening will be provided. The Lake Washington Ship Canal 
has no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard 
will also inform the users of the waterways through our

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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 20, 2017.
Steven Michael Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-15795 Filed 7-26-17; 8:45 am]
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