Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA, 16775 [2018-07957]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on May 1, 2018, to 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0299 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: The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the bridge owner, has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the Hood Canal Bridge. The request is for the subject bridge to be allowed to open half of the draw span to facilitate safe and uninterrupted draw span equipment replacement. The Hood Canal Bridge crosses Hood Canal, mile 5.0, near Port Gamble, WA. The bridge has two fixed spans (east and west), and one draw span (center). The east span provides 50 feet of vertical clearance, the west span provides 35 feet of vertical clearance, and the center span provides zero feet of vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation position. The center span provides unlimited vertical clearance in the open-to-navigation position. Vertical clearances are referenced to mean high-water elevation. This deviation allows the center span of the Hood Canal Bridge to open halfway (300 feet vice 600 feet) on signal after receiving at least a four hour notice from 12:01 a.m. on May 1, 2018, to 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2018. During the period of this deviation, the drawbridge will not be able to operate according to the normal operating schedule. The normal operating schedule for the Hood Canal Bridge is in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1045. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.1045 at all other times. Waterway usage on this part of Hood Canal (Admiralty Inlet) includes commercial tugs and barges, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard vessels, and small pleasure craft. Coordination has been completed with known waterway users, and a no objections to the deviation have been received. Vessels able to pass through the east and west spans may do so at any time. The center span does not provide passage in the closed-to-navigation position. The subject bridge will be able daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Apr 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 to open half the center span for Navy and Coast Guard vessels during emergencies, when at least a one hour notice has been given by the Department of the Navy or U.S. Coast Guard. 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 this 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: April 10, 2018. Steven Fischer, Chief, Bridge Program, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–07956 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–2018–0327] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA 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 Montlake Bridge across Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Beat the Bridge run to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This deviation allows the bridge span to remain in the closed-tonavigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on May 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0327 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; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 16775 telephone 206–220–7282, email d13-pfd13bridges@uscg.mil. The Washington Department of Transportation, the bridge owner, has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the Montlake Bridge across Lake Washington Ship Canal, at mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the safe crossing of event participants. The Montlake Bridge is a double leaf bascule bridge; in the closed-tonavigation position the bridge provides 30 feet of vertical clearance, and provides 46 feet of vertical clearance at the center 60 feet of the bridge. To facilitate this event, the double bascule span is authorized to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on May 20, 2018. The Coast Guard coordinated with the local mariners by requesting any objections via the Local Notice to Mariners. The normal operating schedule for the Montlake Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1051(e). Waterway usage on the Lake Washington Ship Canal ranges from commercial tug and barge 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 to open for emergencies. Lake Washington Ship Canal has 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 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 10, 2018. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–07957 Filed 4–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\17APR1.SGM 17APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 74 (Tuesday, April 17, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 16775]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-07957]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0327]


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 Montlake Bridge across Lake 
Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is 
necessary to accommodate the annual Beat the Bridge run to benefit the 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This deviation allows the bridge 
span to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on May 20, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2018-0327 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: The Washington Department of Transportation, 
the bridge owner, has requested a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule for the Montlake Bridge across Lake Washington Ship 
Canal, at mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to 
accommodate the safe crossing of event participants. The Montlake 
Bridge is a double leaf bascule bridge; in the closed-to-navigation 
position the bridge provides 30 feet of vertical clearance, and 
provides 46 feet of vertical clearance at the center 60 feet of the 
bridge. To facilitate this event, the double bascule span is authorized 
to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on 
May 20, 2018. The Coast Guard coordinated with the local mariners by 
requesting any objections via the Local Notice to Mariners.
    The normal operating schedule for the Montlake Bridge operates in 
accordance with 33 CFR 117.1051(e). Waterway usage on the Lake 
Washington Ship Canal ranges from commercial tug and barge 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 
to open for emergencies. Lake Washington Ship Canal has 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 
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. 2018-07957 Filed 4-16-18; 8:45 am]
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