Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 39360 [2017-17523]

Download as PDF 39360 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 159 / Friday, August 18, 2017 / Rules and Regulations the Spectator Area. Spectators may contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to request permission to either enter the Spectator Area or pass through the regulated area. If permission is granted, spectators must enter the Spectator Area or pass directly through the regulated area as instructed at safe speed and without loitering. (7) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander and official patrol vessels enforcing this regulated area can be contacted on marine band radio VHF– FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz) and channel 22A (157.1 MHz). Persons and vessels desiring to transit, moor, or anchor within the regulated area must obtain authorization from Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander. The Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region can be contacted at telephone number 410–576–2693 or on Marine Band Radio, VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). The Coast Guard Patrol Commander can be contacted on Marine Band Radio, VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). (8) The Coast Guard will publish a notice in the Fifth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and issue a marine information broadcast on VHF– FM marine band radio. (d) Enforcement. The Coast Guard may be assisted with marine event patrol and enforcement of the regulated area by other federal, state, and local agencies. (e) Enforcement periods. This section will be enforced from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on August 19, 2017, and from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on August 20, 2017. Dated: August 15, 2017. Michael W. Batchelder, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region. [FR Doc. 2017–17513 Filed 8–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES [Docket No. USCG–2017–0766] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Aug 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the removal and replacement of roadway pavement. This deviation allows the upper lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to ensure the safety of construction crew members. DATES: This deviation is effective from 4 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on October 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0766, 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: Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR), bridge owner, has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, at mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate roadway improvements. Oregon Department of Transportation will be removing and replacing pavement on the upper lift roadway. The Steel Bridge is a doubledeck lift bridge with a lower lift deck and an upper lift deck which operate independent of each other. To facilitate this paving operation, the upper deck will remain in the closed-to-navigation position. When the lower deck is in the closed-to-navigation position, the bridge provides 26 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0; and in open-to-navigation position, the vertical clearance is 71 feet above Columbia River Datum 0.0. The deviation period is from 4 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on October 7, 2017. The lower deck for the Steel Bridge will continue to operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897(c)(3)(ii), and at the end of this deviation period, the upper deck of the Steel Bridge will resume operating in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897(c)(3)(ii). Waterway usage on this part of the Willamette River includes vessels ranging from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass through the bridge with the lower deck in the open-to-navigation position or upper deck in the closed-tonavigation position may do so at any time. The upper lift of the Steel Bridge PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 will not be able to open for emergencies; however, the lower lift will be able to open for emergencies, and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard has conducted public outreach regarding this closure of the upper deck on the subject bridge to known mariners that transit on the river. The Coast Guard has not received any objections to this temporary deviation from the operating schedule. 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 designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: August 15, 2017. Steven Michael Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–17523 Filed 8–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0521] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Kaskaskia River, Evansville, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for all navigable waters on the Kaskaskia River between mile marker (MM) 9.0 and MM 11.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Evansville, IL during high speed boat races. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative. SUMMARY: This rule is effective from 8 a.m. on September 16, 2017, through 6 p.m. on September 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// DATES: E:\FR\FM\18AUR1.SGM 18AUR1

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[FR Doc No: 2017-17523]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY



Coast Guard



33 CFR Part 117



[Docket No. USCG-2017-0766]




Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR



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 upper deck of the Steel Bridge 

across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation 

is necessary to support the removal and replacement of roadway 

pavement. This deviation allows the upper lift span of the bridge to 

remain in the closed-to-navigation position to ensure the safety of 

construction crew members.



DATES: This deviation is effective from 4 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on October 

7, 2017.



ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2017-0766, 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: Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR), 

bridge owner, has requested a temporary deviation from the operating 

schedule for the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, at mile 

12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate 

roadway improvements. Oregon Department of Transportation will be 

removing and replacing pavement on the upper lift roadway. The Steel 

Bridge is a double-deck lift bridge with a lower lift deck and an upper 

lift deck which operate independent of each other. To facilitate this 

paving operation, the upper deck will remain in the closed-to-

navigation position. When the lower deck is in the closed-to-navigation 

position, the bridge provides 26 feet of vertical clearance above 

Columbia River Datum 0.0; and in open-to-navigation position, the 

vertical clearance is 71 feet above Columbia River Datum 0.0. The 

deviation period is from 4 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on October 7, 2017. The 

lower deck for the Steel Bridge will continue to operate in accordance 

with 33 CFR 117.897(c)(3)(ii), and at the end of this deviation period, 

the upper deck of the Steel Bridge will resume operating in accordance 

with 33 CFR 117.897(c)(3)(ii).

    Waterway usage on this part of the Willamette River includes 

vessels ranging from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. 

Vessels able to pass through the bridge with the lower deck in the 

open-to-navigation position or upper deck in the closed-to-navigation 

position may do so at any time. The upper lift of the Steel Bridge will 

not be able to open for emergencies; however, the lower lift will be 

able to open for emergencies, and there is no immediate alternate route 

for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard has conducted public outreach 

regarding this closure of the upper deck on the subject bridge to known 

mariners that transit on the river. The Coast Guard has not received 

any objections to this temporary deviation from the operating schedule. 

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 designated 

time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is 

authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.



    Dated: August 15, 2017.

Steven Michael Fischer,

Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.

[FR Doc. 2017-17523 Filed 8-17-17; 8:45 am]

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