Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 47615-47616 [2017-22169]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 197 / Friday, October 13, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Washington, DC. Daniel S. Liebman, Acting Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Special Local Regulation; Fautasi Ocean Challenge Canoe Race, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on the water in Pago Pago Harbor during the event. This regulation for the marine events, which will encompass portions of Pago Pago Harbor. During the enforcement periods, as reflected in 33 CFR 100.1401(c), if you are the operator of a vessel in the regulated area you must comply with directions from the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu or a designated representative. This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100 and 5 U.S.C. 552 (a). In addition to this notice of enforcement in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard plans to provide notification of this enforcement period via the Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation. Dated: October 6, 2017. M.C. Long, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Honolulu. [FR Doc. 2017–22124 Filed 10–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–02–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0968] AGENCY: The Coast Guard will enforce a Special Local Regulation for the Fautasi Ocean Challenge Canoe Race on the dates of November 10, 17, and 24, 2017, to safeguard the participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on the water in Pago Pago Harbor during the event. This regulation will functionally close the port to vessel traffic during the race, but will not require the evacuation of any vessels from the harbor. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the harbor will be prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or not part of the race patrol, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu or a designated representative. Vessels that are already moored or anchored in the harbor seeking permission to remain there shall request permission from the COTP unless deemed a spectator vessel that is moored to a waterfront facility within the regulated area. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1401 will be enforced from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the dates of November 10, 17, and 24, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email Lieutenant Commander John Bannon, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu; telephone (808) 541– 4359, email john.e.bannon@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce a Special Local Regulation in 33 CFR 100.1401 for the Fautasi Ocean Challenge Canoe Race from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the dates of November 10, 17, and 24, 2017. This action is being taken to safeguard the nlaroche on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Oct 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 [FR Doc. 2017–22191 Filed 10–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0960] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, 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 the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Annual Run Like Hell Half Marathon event. 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 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on October 22, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0960, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 47615 Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7282, email d13-pfd13bridges@uscg.mil. 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 the Annual Run Like Hell Half Marathon event. The City of Portland is sponsoring the race and event. 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 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on October 22, 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 anytime. The upper lift and lower lift of the Steel Bridge 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 47616 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 197 / Friday, October 13, 2017 / Rules and Regulations deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: October 5, 2017. Steven Michael Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–22169 Filed 10–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0228] Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and South Branch of the Chicago River between mile marker 318.9 and mile marker 321.9 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on October 29, 2017. This action is necessary to protect the waterway and vessels from the potential hazards associated with a rowing competition. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.930 will be enforced from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on October 29, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email LT John Ramos, Waterways Management Division, Marine Safety Unit Chicago, at 630–986–2155, email address D09-DGMSUChicago-Waterways@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, CalumetSaganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL, listed in 33 CFR 165.930. Specifically, the Coast Guard will enforce this safety zone on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and South Branch of the Chicago River between mile marker 318.9 and mile marker 321.9. Enforcement will occur from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on October 29, 2017. nlaroche on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Oct 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 During the enforcement period, no vessel may transit this regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a Captain of the Port Lake Michigan designated representative. Vessels and persons granted permission to enter the safety zone shall obey all lawful orders or directions of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene representative. This notice of enforcement is issued under the authority of 33 CFR 165.930 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this publication in the Federal Register, the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan will also provide notice through other means, which will include Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Local Notice to Mariners, distribution in leaflet form, and on-scene oral notice. Additionally, the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan may notify representatives from the maritime industry through telephonic and email notifications. If the Captain of the Port or a designated representative determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, he or she may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. The Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated on-scene representative may be contacted via Channel 16, VHF–FM or at (414) 747– 7182. Dated: October 6, 2017. Thomas J. Stuhlreyer, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. [FR Doc. 2017–22227 Filed 10–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0917] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Main Branch of the Chicago River, Oktoberfest, Chicago, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Main Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after a bridge based pyrotechnics display. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. DATES: This rule is effective from 7:15 p.m. through 7:45 p.m. on October 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2017– 0917 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 about this rule, call or email LT John Ramos, Marine Safety Unit Chicago, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (630) 986–2155, email D09DG-MSUChicago-Waterways@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 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 doing so would be impracticable. The Coast Guard did not receive the final details for this event until there was insufficient time remaining before the event to publish a NPRM. Thus, delaying the effective date of this rule to wait for a comment period to run would be impracticable because it would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to protect the public and vessels from the hazards associated with bridge based fireworks displays on October 13, 2017. We are issuing this rule, and under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this temporary rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. For the same reasons discussed in the preceding paragraph, E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 197 (Friday, October 13, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 47615-47616]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22169]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0960]


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 Annual Run Like Hell Half Marathon event. 
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 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on 
October 22, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2017-0960, 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 the 
Annual Run Like Hell Half Marathon event. The City of Portland is 
sponsoring the race and event. 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 8 a.m. to 11:30 
a.m. on October 22, 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 anytime. The upper lift and lower lift of the 
Steel Bridge 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

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deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 
117.35.

    Dated: October 5, 2017.
Steven Michael Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-22169 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]
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