Notice to Navigators: Columbia River

Safety Zone; CBWTP Outfall Diffuser Improvements, Columbia River, Portland, OR

 

Notice Number: 2022-03207

Date: The effective period of 33 CFR 165.T13–0647, published at 86 FR 54622 (October 4, 2021), which was set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2022, is now extended through 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2022. The amendment in this rule is effective February 15, 2022.

 

Temporary final rule; extension of effective period.

To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2021– 0647 in the search box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, in the Document Type column, select ‘‘Supporting & Related Material.’’

 

If you have questions on this rule, call or email LCDR Sean Morrison, Waterways Management Division, Marine Safety Unit Portland, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 503–240–9319, email D13- SMB-MSUPortlandWWM@uscg.mil.

 

s the final document in a notice[1]and-comment rulemaking, on October 4, 2021, the Coast Guard published a temporary final rule (TFR) entitled ‘‘Safety Zone; BWTP Outfall Diffuser Improvements, Columbia River, Portland, OR’’ (86 FR 54622) that established a temporary safety zone regulation, 33 CFR 165.T13–0647, and made it effective from from November 1, 2021, through 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2022. This new TFR is extending the effective period of that regulation to 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2022. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking with respect to this rule because it would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. The Coast Guard was unable to publish an NPRM and hold a reasonable comment period for this rulemaking due to the notification of unpredictable weather-related complications and the construction extension request being made on January 6, 2022. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest because immediate action is needed to respond to the potential safety hazards associated with the CBWTP Outfall Diffuser Improvements Project before the safety zone is lifted.

 

2022-03207.pdf (govinfo.gov)