Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 36332-36333 [2017-16424]

Download as PDF 36332 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 149 / Friday, August 4, 2017 / Rules and Regulations reliability of the remaining system to maintain structural performance, then the provisions of these special conditions must be met, including the provisions of special condition 2 for the dispatched condition, and special condition 3 for subsequent failures. Expected operational limitations may be taken into account in establishing Pj as the probability of failure occurrence for determining the safety margin in Figure 1. Flight limitations and expected operational limitations may be taken into account in establishing Qj as the combined probability of being in the dispatched failure condition and the subsequent failure condition for the safety margins in Figures 2 and 3. These limitations must be such that the probability of being in this combined failure state, and then subsequently encountering limit load conditions, is extremely improbable. No reduction in these safety margins is allowed if the subsequent system-failure rate is greater than 10¥3 per flight hour. Issued in Renton, Washington. Victor Wicklund, Manager, Transport Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–16415 Filed 8–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0715] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Isthmus Slough at Coos Bay, OR 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 Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Isthmus Slough Bridge, mile 1.0 across Isthmus Slough at Coos Bay, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate painting and preservation and upgrading electrical systems. The deviation allows the bridge to operate in single leaf mode or one half of the bascule span, and reduce the vertical clearance of the non-functional leaf. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on September 1, 2017 to 6 a.m. on February 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0715 is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:21 Aug 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. Danny McReynolds, Bridge Management Specialist, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7234, email d13-pf-d13bridges@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ODOT, bridge owner, has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the Isthmus Slough Bridge, mile 1.0 across Isthmus Slough at Coos Bay, OR. The requested deviation is to accommodate painting and preservation and upgrading electrical systems. To facilitate this event, the double bascule bridge will operate in single leaf mode (half of the span), and reduce the vertical clearance of the non-functioning leaf. Isthmus Slough Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 28 feet in the closed-to-navigation position referenced to the vertical clearance above mean high water tide level. Ten feet of containment will be installed under the closed-to-navigation leaf only, and will reduce the vertical clearance to 18 feet. Vessels that do not require an opening may transit under the bridge at any time. The normal operating schedule for the subject bridge is 33 CFR 117.879. This deviation allows the Isthmus Bridge to operate in single leaf, half opening, and reduce the vertical clearance of the nonfunctioning leaf by 10 feet to 18 feet; and need not open for maritime traffic from 6 a.m. on September 1, 2017 to 6 a.m. on February 26, 2018. The functional bascule leaf shall open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given. Waterway usage on Isthmus Slough includes vessels ranging from small commercial tugs, commercial fishing vessels, police search and rescue to small pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at any time. The bridge will be able open half of the double bascule in single leaf mode for emergencies as soon as possible, and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway, 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 their regular operating schedule immediately PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 25, 2017. Steven Michael Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–16425 Filed 8–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0164] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation; modification. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. The modified deviation changes the period the bridge may operate the double bascule span one side at a time, single leaf, and reduce the vertical clearance to install and test new equipment. DATES: This modified deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on August 16, 2017 to 6 p.m. on November 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0164, 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. Danny McReynolds, Bridge Management Specialist, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7234, email d13-pf-d13bridges@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 15, 2017, the Coast Guard published a temporary deviation entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR.’’ in the Federal Register (82 FR 13757). That temporary deviation, from 7 p.m. on May 26, 2017 to 6 a.m. on September 20, 2017, allows the bridge to operate the double bascule span one side at a time, single leaf, to install and test new equipment. The bridge owner, Multnomah County, has requested a modification of the currently published SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04AUR1.SGM 04AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 149 / Friday, August 4, 2017 / Rules and Regulations deviation to cancel the dates before August 15, 2017, and extend the dates from 6 a.m. on August 16, 2017 to 6 p.m. on September 20, 2017; and from 6 a.m. on October 9, 2017, to 6 p.m. on November 13, 2017, in order to complete installation and test new equipment after delays with work contracts to the bridge deck. The Broadway Bridge crosses the Willamette River at mile 11.7, and provides 90 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0 while in the closed-to-navigation position, and provides 125 feet of horizontal clearance with half the span open. The subject bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897. This modified deviation allows the double bascule span of the Broadway Bridge to operate in single leaf mode for marine traffic. The deviation period allows the drawspan to operate single leaf and reduce the vertical clearance of the non-functional span from 90 feet to 80 feet during these dates: from 6 a.m. on August 16, 2017 to 6 p.m. on September 20, 2017; and from 6 a.m. on October 9, 2017, to 6 p.m. on November 13, 2017. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.897 at all other times. Waterway usage on this part of the Willamette River includes vessels ranging from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. We have coordinated with the majority of known waterway users and there were no objections to this schedule. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed positions may do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open in single leaf 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 modified 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 31, 2017. Steven Michael Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–16424 Filed 8–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:21 Aug 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0677] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Mississippi River; New Orleans, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 96 to MM 96.5 Above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, New Orleans (COTP). DATES: This rule is effective from 7:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. on August 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2017– 0677 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 Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Howard Vacco, Sector New Orleans, at (504) 365–2281 or Howard.K.Vacco@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port New Orleans 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 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 36333 ‘‘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 it is impracticable. We must establish this safety zone by August 21, 2017 and we lack sufficient time to provide a reasonable comment period and then consider those comments before issuing the rule. It is also contrary to the public interest as it would delay the safety measures necessary to protect life and property from the possible hazards associated with the fireworks display launched from the waterway. The impacts on navigation are expected to be minimal as the safety zone will only be in effect for a short duration of one hour. The Coast Guard will notify the public and maritime community that the safety zone will be in effect and of its enforcement periods via Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM) and Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB). Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule is contrary to public interest because it would delay the safety measures necessary to respond to potential safety hazards associated with the 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 New Orleans (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with a fireworks display on August 21, 2017 will be a safety concern for anyone on the navigable waterways within a one-half mile range 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 are being launched. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone from 7:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. on August 21, 2017. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters from mile marker 96 to 96.5 Above Head of Passes on the Mississippi River. The duration of the zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in these navigable waters from the hazards of the fireworks. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. E:\FR\FM\04AUR1.SGM 04AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 149 (Friday, August 4, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 36332-36333]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16424]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0164]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation; modification.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the 
Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. The modified deviation 
changes the period the bridge may operate the double bascule span one 
side at a time, single leaf, and reduce the vertical clearance to 
install and test new equipment.

DATES: This modified deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on August 16, 
2017 to 6 p.m. on November 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2017-0164, 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. Danny McReynolds, Bridge 
Management Specialist, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206-
220-7234, email d13-pf-d13bridges@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 15, 2017, the Coast Guard published 
a temporary deviation entitled ``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; 
Willamette River, Portland, OR.'' in the Federal Register (82 FR 
13757). That temporary deviation, from 7 p.m. on May 26, 2017 to 6 a.m. 
on September 20, 2017, allows the bridge to operate the double bascule 
span one side at a time, single leaf, to install and test new 
equipment. The bridge owner, Multnomah County, has requested a 
modification of the currently published

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deviation to cancel the dates before August 15, 2017, and extend the 
dates from 6 a.m. on August 16, 2017 to 6 p.m. on September 20, 2017; 
and from 6 a.m. on October 9, 2017, to 6 p.m. on November 13, 2017, in 
order to complete installation and test new equipment after delays with 
work contracts to the bridge deck.
    The Broadway Bridge crosses the Willamette River at mile 11.7, and 
provides 90 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0 
while in the closed-to-navigation position, and provides 125 feet of 
horizontal clearance with half the span open. The subject bridge 
operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897. This modified deviation 
allows the double bascule span of the Broadway Bridge to operate in 
single leaf mode for marine traffic. The deviation period allows the 
drawspan to operate single leaf and reduce the vertical clearance of 
the non-functional span from 90 feet to 80 feet during these dates: 
from 6 a.m. on August 16, 2017 to 6 p.m. on September 20, 2017; and 
from 6 a.m. on October 9, 2017, to 6 p.m. on November 13, 2017. The 
bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.897 at all other 
times. Waterway usage on this part of the Willamette River includes 
vessels ranging from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. 
We have coordinated with the majority of known waterway users and there 
were no objections to this schedule.
    Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed positions may 
do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open in single leaf 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 modified 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 31, 2017.
Steven Michael Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-16424 Filed 8-3-17; 8:45 am]
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