Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA, 36687 [2017-16508]

Download as PDF 36687 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 150 Monday, August 7, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0721] 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 University Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 4.3, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate drawspan inspections. This deviation allows the bridge to operate in single leaf (half span) during inspections. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 a.m. on August 9, 2017, to 3 p.m. on August 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0721 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: Seattle Department of Transportation, bridge owner, requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the University Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 4.3, at Seattle, WA, to allow safe inspections of each leaf of the double bascule drawspan. The University Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 30 feet jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:24 Aug 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 in the closed-to-navigation position. Vertical clearances are referenced to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington. While the bridge operates in single leaf (half span) mode, a horizontal clearance of 75 feet is provided. The normal operating schedule for the three subject bridge is in 33 CFR 117.1051. During this deviation period, the University Bridge is authorized to open half the drawspan to marine vessels from 9 a.m. on August 9, 2017, to 3 p.m. on August 9, 2017, and from 9 a.m. on August 10, 2017, to 3 p.m. on August 10, 2017. Waterway usage on Lake Washington Ship Canal ranges from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at anytime. The subject bridge will only be able to open the drawspan in single leaf for emergencies during this period, 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 vessel operators 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 31, 2017. Steven Michael Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–16508 Filed 8–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0732] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position two and a half hours before and two and a half hours after each game. The game times for five of the seven games scheduled for Husky Stadium have not yet been determined due to NCAA television scheduling. SUMMARY: This deviation is effective from 2:30 p.m. on September 9, 2017 through 11 p.m. on November 25, 2017. DATES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0732 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: The Washington State Department of Transportation (the bridge owner), 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 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: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07AUR1.SGM 07AUR1

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to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0721]


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 University Bridge across the Lake 
Washington Ship Canal, mile 4.3, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is 
necessary to accommodate drawspan inspections. This deviation allows 
the bridge to operate in single leaf (half span) during inspections.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 a.m. on August 9, 2017, to 3 
p.m. on August 10, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2017-0721 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: Seattle Department of Transportation, bridge 
owner, requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for 
the University Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 4.3, 
at Seattle, WA, to allow safe inspections of each leaf of the double 
bascule drawspan. The University Bridge provides a vertical clearance 
of 30 feet in the closed-to-navigation position. Vertical clearances 
are referenced to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington. While the 
bridge operates in single leaf (half span) mode, a horizontal clearance 
of 75 feet is provided. The normal operating schedule for the three 
subject bridge is in 33 CFR 117.1051. During this deviation period, the 
University Bridge is authorized to open half the drawspan to marine 
vessels from 9 a.m. on August 9, 2017, to 3 p.m. on August 9, 2017, and 
from 9 a.m. on August 10, 2017, to 3 p.m. on August 10, 2017.
    Waterway usage on Lake Washington Ship Canal ranges from commercial 
tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass under the 
bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at anytime. The 
subject bridge will only be able to open the drawspan in single leaf 
for emergencies during this period, 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 vessel 
operators 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 31, 2017.
Steven Michael Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-16508 Filed 8-4-17; 8:45 am]
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