Notice to Navigators: Pacific Rivers
NOTICE TO MARINERS
PACIFIC RIVERS BASIN
SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Marine
COLUMBIA RIVER – PACIFIC OCEAN TO HARRINGTON POINT - Mouth of the Columbia River Jetty System Major Rehabilitation Project
Scheduled repairs of the South Jetty have commenced and are planned to continue through 2024. The 2022 seasonal operations will commence on 04 Apr 2022. The derrick barge Heidi Renee will be dredging the area for the MOLF installation on 04 Apr 2022. The derrick barge will be working with the tug James T. Operations are daylight hours, and expected to last one day. The dredged material will be an upland placement near the MOLF location. Dredge Heidi Renee and tug James T will monitor VHF channels 14, 16, and work on channel 72. A material off load facility has been constructed at the east end of the park; along the Columbia River, near Trestle Bay. The offload mooring barge will be in place the first week of April 2022. The offload facility has an aerial clearance of approximately 60 ft above the water line. When there is a barge being unloaded a crane will be utilized, the aerial clearance is about 140 ft. The ends of the spuds are painted white for visibility. For questions or additional information please call or email Sherri Brenner at (503) 550-6743 or email Sheri@jemcamis.com, or the project superintendent, Aaron Anderson at (503) 791-2161 or email AAnderson@jemcamis.com. The jetties at the Columbia River Entrance have suffered severe deterioration and may no longer be correctly represented upon the nautical charts of the area. Mariners should use caution when transiting in the vicinity of the jetties and the river entrance. Repairs of the North jetty were completed in 2019. More information may be found at the USACE Portland District web site: http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/jetties/
OREGON – PORT OF PORTLAND – WILLAMETTE RIVER – Bridge Notice
The Coast Guard intends to approve two temporary deviations from the normal operating schedule that governs the Steel Railroad-Highway Bridge (LLNR 14955.3) across the Willamette River, RM 12.1. The Steel Bridge need not open the upper lift to marine traffic for the dates and times listed below. These deviations support Rose Festival Parade events. The lower lift span of the Steel Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5 (open on single). When the lower lift is in the closed-to-navigation position, the bridge provides 26 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0; and in the open-to-navigation position with the upper lift in the closed-to-navigation position, the vertical clearance is 71 feet above Columbia River Datum 0.0. The Steel Bridge will be able to open the lower deck, and the upper deck if required, for emergencies. This part of the Willamette River does not have an immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. Vessels able to pass through the Steel Bridge with the lower deck in the closed or open-to-navigation position, or the upper deck in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at any time. The normal operating schedule for the Steel Bridge upper lift is in accordance with 33 CFR § 117.897(c)(3)(ii). Proposed events:
- Rose Festival Starlight Parade from 1900 – 2330 on 04 Jun 2022;
- Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade from 0700 – 1300 on 11 Jun 2022.
If either of these events cannot be supported, please submit objections to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 Apr 2022.
WASHINGTON – APPROACHES TO ADMIRALTY INLET – Sequim Bay autonomous surface vessel deployment
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will be operating an autonomous surface vessel in Sequim Bay, Washington in Vicinity of 48-04- 29 N, 123-01-26 W, for 16 weeks from 11 Apr – 30 Jun 2022. The 10-foot long catamaran operates on the surface but may be towing submerged sensors. Mariners are asked to keep a distance of 100 feet away from the vessel. The vessel will be clearly marked with the word “Research” and the Department of Energy logo on both sides, and will display navigation lights for a powered vessel of its size. The vessel will carry AIS and broadcast its position under the name Jonesy with an MMSI number of 369914068. The research vessels Desdemona or Strait Science may be on scene during some operations and may be hailed on VHF-FM channel 16. For additional information, contact PNNL Marine Sciences Laboratory, Rob Cavagnaro, at (260) 528-3372 or email email@example.com.
WASHINGTON – LAKE WASHINGTON SHIP CANAL – UNION BAY REACH - Bridge deviation
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation to the operating schedule that governs the University Street Bridge (LLNR 18235), mile 4.3, and the Montlake Street Bridge (LLNR 18240), mile 5.2, both crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, Washington. This deviation supports the Beat-the-Bridge running event. The draws of both the University Street Bridge and the Montlake Street Bridge need not open to mariners from 0800 – 0930 on 14 May 2022. The University Bridge in the closed-to-navigation position provides 30 feet of vertical clearance at the sides, and 45 feet of vertical clearance at the center. The Montlake Bridge in the closed-to-navigation position provides 30 feet of vertical clearance at the sides and 46 feet of vertical clearance throughout the center 60 feet of the bridge. Vertical clearance references are to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington. Vessels able to pass through the bridges in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at any time. The bridges will be able to open for emergencies, and there is no alternate route for vessels to pass. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the subject bridges must return to their regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time-period. For more information on these events, contact Colleen Kelly for the Montlake Bridge at (425) 739-3700 or Kit Loo for the University Bridge at (206) 684-3669.
WASHINGTON – LAKE WASHINGTON SHIP CANAL – UNION BAY REACH - Montlake Bridge notice
The Coast Guard intends to issue a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Street Bridge (LLNR 18240) across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate two University of Washington graduation ceremonies. The draw of the Montlake Bridge need not open for marine vessels from 1030 – 1430 and from 1630 – 1830 on 11 and 12 Jun 2022. The Montlake Bridge in the closed-to-navigation position provides 30 feet of vertical clearance throughout the navigation channel, and 46 feet of vertical clearance throughout the center 60 feet of the bridge; vertical clearance references to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington. 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, and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The normal operating schedule for the Montlake Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR § 117.1051(e). Please provide objections, if these event deviations cannot be supported, at d13-smb-d13- firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 Apr 2022.
IDAHO – LAKE PEND ORIELLE - Bridge Public Notice
All interested parties are notified that the Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, has received an application from the Burlington Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) for a bridge permit for approval of the location and plans for the modification of a bridge over a navigable waterway of the United States, the BNSF Bridge 3.9E (LLNR 20087) over Lake Pend Oreille at mile 2.7, near Sandpoint, Idaho. The Coast Guard is soliciting input on this permit application. Mariners and interested stakeholders may express their views, in writing, on the proposed modification to the existing bridge and its possible impact on navigation and the environment, if any, giving sufficient detail to establish a clear understanding of their reasons for support of, or opposition to, the proposed work. Public Notice 01-22 has been published on the USCG Navigation Center website at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=pnBridges&Active=1®ion=13 Comments will be received for the record at the office of: Commander (dpw), Thirteenth Coast Guard District, 915 2nd Ave, Rm 3510, Seattle, WA or via email at email@example.com. Comments should be sent to arrive on or before 30 Apr 2022.
SECTION VII - GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
SUMMARY OF BRIDGE LIGHTING DISCREPANCIES AND CORRECTIONS
The summary of Bridge Lighting Discrepancies and Corrections is listed as Enclosure (1) of this Local Notice to Mariners.
SUMMARY OF DREDGING OPERATIONS
The summary of Dredging Operations is listed as Enclosure (2) of this Local Notice to Mariners.
SUMMARY OF MARINE EVENTS
The summary of Marine Events is listed as Enclosure (3) of this Local Notice to Mariners.