Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach, FL, 17492 [2018-08260]

Download as PDF 17492 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 77 / Friday, April 20, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (d) Informational broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public through Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the enforcement period for the temporary special local regulation as well as any changes in the planned schedule. Dated: April 16, 2018. M.R. Mclellan, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Mobile. [FR Doc. 2018–08314 Filed 4–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0342] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach, FL 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 Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1024.7, at Palm Beach, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the installation of a temporary lift bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation with openings when advanced notice is given during the temporary lift bridge installation. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from April 20, 2018 through 6 p.m. on April 30, 2018. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 7 a.m. on April 10, 2018, until April 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0342 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 LT Ruth Sadowitz, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami, Waterways Management Division; telephone 305–535–4307, email ruth.a.sadowitz@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Johnson Bros. Corporation, on behalf of the bridge owner, Florida Department of Transportation, has requested a sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Apr 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 temporary deviation from the current operating regulation that governs the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1024.7, at Palm Beach, FL. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the installation of a temporary lift bridge adjacent to the existing bascule bridge, which will be used during the bridge replacement of the Southern Boulevard Bridge. The existing bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge with a vertical clearance of 14 feet at mean high water in the closed to navigation position. The temporary lift bridge will have a vertical clearance of 14 feet in the closed position and 65 feet in the lifted position at mean high water. The existing bridge operating regulation is set out in 33 CFR 117.261(w). Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed to navigation position from 7 a.m. on April 10, 2018 through 6 p.m. on April 16, 2018. From 6:01 p.m. on April 16, 2018 through 6 p.m. on April 30, 2018, both the existing bascule bridge and the temporary lift bridge will open with a four (4) hour advanced notice to the bridge tender. The vertical clearance will be reduced to 65 feet until the completion of the bridge replacement project. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is used by a variety of vessels including U.S. government vessels, small commercial vessels, recreational vessels and tugs and barge traffic. The Coast Guard has carefully considered the restrictions with waterway users in publishing this temporary deviation. For the duration of the temporary lift bridge installation, 7 a.m. on April 10, 2018 through 6 p.m. on April 16, 2018, vessels will not be allowed to pass through the bridge for safety reasons. From 6:01 p.m. on April 16, 2018 through 6 p.m. on April 30, 2018, vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies 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 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Barry L. Dragon, Director, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–08260 Filed 4–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0199] 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 Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Portland Race for the Roses event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the safe movement of event participants across the bridge. DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. to Noon on April 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0199, 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 Steven.M.Fischer@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Multnomah County, the bridge owner, requested the Broadway Bridge be allowed to remain in closed-tonavigation position to vessel traffic to facilitate the safe, uninterrupted roadway passage of participants in the Portland Race for the Roses event. The Broadway Bridge crosses the Willamette River at mile 11.7, and provides 90 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0 while in the closed-tonavigation position. This bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897. This deviation allows the Broadway Bridge to not open to marine vessels from 5 a.m. to Noon (12 p.m.) on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20APR1.SGM 20APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 77 (Friday, April 20, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-08260]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0342]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, 
Palm Beach, FL

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 Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) 
Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1024.7, at Palm 
Beach, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the installation 
of a temporary lift bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain 
closed to navigation with openings when advanced notice is given during 
the temporary lift bridge installation.

DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from April 20, 
2018 through 6 p.m. on April 30, 2018. For the purposes of enforcement, 
actual notice will be used from 7 a.m. on April 10, 2018, until April 
20, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2018-0342 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 LT Ruth Sadowitz, U.S. Coast Guard 
Sector Miami, Waterways Management Division; telephone 305-535-4307, 
email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Johnson Bros. Corporation, on behalf of the 
bridge owner, Florida Department of Transportation, has requested a 
temporary deviation from the current operating regulation that governs 
the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge across the Atlantic 
Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1024.7, at Palm Beach, FL. The deviation is 
necessary to facilitate the installation of a temporary lift bridge 
adjacent to the existing bascule bridge, which will be used during the 
bridge replacement of the Southern Boulevard Bridge. The existing 
bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge with a vertical clearance of 14 
feet at mean high water in the closed to navigation position. The 
temporary lift bridge will have a vertical clearance of 14 feet in the 
closed position and 65 feet in the lifted position at mean high water.
    The existing bridge operating regulation is set out in 33 CFR 
117.261(w). Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in 
the closed to navigation position from 7 a.m. on April 10, 2018 through 
6 p.m. on April 16, 2018. From 6:01 p.m. on April 16, 2018 through 6 
p.m. on April 30, 2018, both the existing bascule bridge and the 
temporary lift bridge will open with a four (4) hour advanced notice to 
the bridge tender. The vertical clearance will be reduced to 65 feet 
until the completion of the bridge replacement project.
    The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is used by a variety of vessels 
including U.S. government vessels, small commercial vessels, 
recreational vessels and tugs and barge traffic. The Coast Guard has 
carefully considered the restrictions with waterway users in publishing 
this temporary deviation.
    For the duration of the temporary lift bridge installation, 7 a.m. 
on April 10, 2018 through 6 p.m. on April 16, 2018, vessels will not be 
allowed to pass through the bridge for safety reasons. From 6:01 p.m. 
on April 16, 2018 through 6 p.m. on April 30, 2018, vessels able to 
pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. 
The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies 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.

Barry L. Dragon,
Director, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-08260 Filed 4-19-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P