Proposal To Replace the Existing Movable I-5 Bridge Across the Columbia River With a Fixed Multi-use Bridge Which Will Accommodate Vehicular, Light Rail, Pedestrian and Bicycle Traffic and Will Be Called the Columbia River Crossing; Application Availability
The Coast Guard, under its General Bridge Act of 1946 permit authority, announces the availability of a bridge permit application submitted by Columbia River Crossing (CRC). CRC's proposed project includes a new fixed bridge that will cross the Columbia River adjacent to the existing Interstate 5 bridge connecting Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. This new fixed bridge will provide 116 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum to accommodate waterway users. In addition to vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, the proposed bridge will carry a light rail line that will extend Portland's light rail service into Vancouver, Washington. Through this notice, the Coast Guard is soliciting your input on the potential impacts to navigation as a result of the proposed project in order to determine whether the proposal meets the reasonable needs of navigation.
Special Local Regulation, 50 Aniversario Balneario de Boqueron, Bahia de Boqueron; Boqueron, PR
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Bahia de Boqueron in Boqueron, PR during the 50 Aniversario Balneario de Boqueron, a high speed boat race. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Approximately 40 high- speed power boats will be participating in the races. It is anticipated that 5 spectator crafts will be present during the races. The special local regulation is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. The special local regulation will establish the following three areas: a high speed boat race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; a buffer zone around the race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone or authorized participants transiting to their authorized the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and a spectator area, where all vessels are prohibited from anchoring and from traveling in excess of wake speed, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the list of safety zones for annual events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. This proposed rule is intended to amend the rules that restrict vessels from portions of water areas during events that pose a hazard to public safety. Specifically, this rule proposes to add seven new safety zones and revise the locations of fifteen safety zones. The permanent safety zones established by this proposed rule are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays, and other events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; York River, between Yorktown and Gloucester Point, VA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the draw of the US 17/George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge across the York River, at mile 7.0, between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate electrical work on the George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA, and the University Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 4.3, at Seattle, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the ``Beat the Bridge'' foot race. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.