Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, 16776 [2018-07955]

Download as PDF 16776 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0284] 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 SUMMARY: River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support multiple events. This deviation allows the lower lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9:30 a.m. on May 6, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. on June 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0284, 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 Time/date start daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 8 7 7 4 The Steel Bridge is a double-deck lift bridge, and the lower lift span operates independent of the upper lift span. To facilitate this deviation, 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 lower lift deck of the Steel Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5. The upper lift deck of the Steel Bridge operates 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 subject bridge with the upper deck in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at any time. The 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 requested objections be submitted to this deviation in the Local Notice to Mariners. We have not received any objections to this temporary deviation from the operating schedule. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the subject bridge 16:15 Apr 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR) owns and operates the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, at mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. UPRR requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the Steel Bridge upper lift span. The deviation is necessary to accommodate multiple community events. This deviation authorizes UPRR to operate the Steel Bridge upper lift span as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Time/date end a.m./May 6, 2018 ............................................................ p.m./June 2, 2018 ........................................................... a.m./June 9, 2018 ........................................................... a.m./June 23, 2018 ......................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 deviation, call or email Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7282, email d13-pfd13bridges@uscg.mil. 9:30 a.m./May 6, 2018 ....................................................... 11:59 p.m./June 2, 2018 .................................................... 1 p.m./June 9, 2018 ........................................................... 11:59 p.m./June 23, 2018 .................................................. 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: April 10, 2018. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–07955 Filed 4–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0068] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Venetian Causeway Bridge (West) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1088.6, and the operating schedule that governs the Venetian Causeway Bridge (East) across Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, FL. This action will extend the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Action Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Upper Upper Upper Upper lift lift lift lift closed. closed. closed. closed. daily twice an hour opening schedule of the Venetian Causeway Bridges (East and West) to include weekends and Federal holidays. This action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic caused by the on-demand weekend and Federal holiday bridge openings. DATES: This rule is effective May 17, 2018. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Type USCG– 2017–0068 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this rule, call or email LT Ruth Sadowitz, Coast Guard Sector Miami, FL, Waterways Management Division, telephone 305– 535–4307, email ruth.a.sadowitz@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register OMB Office of Management and Budget NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking (Advance, Supplemental) § Section U.S.C. United States Code AICW Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway FDOT Florida Department of Transportation FL Florida MHW Mean High Water E:\FR\FM\17APR1.SGM 17APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 74 (Tuesday, April 17, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0284]


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 multiple events. This deviation allows the 
lower lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation 
position.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 9:30 a.m. on May 6, 2018 to 
11:59 p.m. on June 23, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2018-0284, 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 [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR) owns 
and operates the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, at mile 
12.1, in Portland, OR. UPRR requested a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule for the Steel Bridge upper lift span. The deviation 
is necessary to accommodate multiple community events. This deviation 
authorizes UPRR to operate the Steel Bridge upper lift span as follows:

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            Time/date start                      Time/date end                           Action
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8 a.m./May 6, 2018....................  9:30 a.m./May 6, 2018.........  Upper lift closed.
7 p.m./June 2, 2018...................  11:59 p.m./June 2, 2018.......  Upper lift closed.
7 a.m./June 9, 2018...................  1 p.m./June 9, 2018...........  Upper lift closed.
4 a.m./June 23, 2018..................  11:59 p.m./June 23, 2018......  Upper lift closed.
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    The Steel Bridge is a double-deck lift bridge, and the lower lift 
span operates independent of the upper lift span. To facilitate this 
deviation, 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 lower lift deck of the 
Steel Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5. The upper lift 
deck of the Steel Bridge operates 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 subject bridge with the upper deck in 
the closed-to-navigation position may do so at any time. The 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 
requested objections be submitted to this deviation in the Local Notice 
to Mariners. We have not received any objections to this temporary 
deviation from the operating schedule. The Coast Guard will also inform 
the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to 
Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the subject 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: April 10, 2018.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-07955 Filed 4-16-18; 8:45 am]
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