Part 117 - DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS


Subpart A—General Requirements
§ 117.1 Purpose.
§ 117.4 Definitions.
§ 117.5 When the drawbridge must open.
§ 117.7 General requirements of drawbridge owners.
§ 117.8 Permanent changes to drawbridge operation.
§ 117.9 Delaying opening of a draw.
§ 117.11 Unnecessary opening of the draw.
§ 117.15 Signals.
§ 117.17 Signalling for contiguous drawbridges.
§ 117.19 Signalling when two or more vessels are approaching a drawbridge.
§ 117.21 Signalling for an opened drawbridge.
§ 117.23 Installation of radiotelephones.
§ 117.24 Radiotelephone installation identification.
§ 117.31 Drawbridge operations for emergency vehicles and emergency vessels.
§ 117.33 Closure of draw for natural disasters or civil disorders.
§ 117.35 Temporary change to a drawbridge operating schedule.
§ 117.36 Closure of drawbridge for emergency repair.
§ 117.39 Authorized closure of drawbridge due to infrequent requests for openings.
§ 117.40 Advance notice for drawbridge opening.
§ 117.41 Maintaining drawbridges in the fully open position.
§ 117.42 Remotely operated and automated drawbridges.
§ 117.47 Clearance gauges.
§ 117.49 Process of violations.
Subpart B—Specific Requirements
§ 117.51 General.
§ 117.55 Posting of requirements.
§ 117.59 Special requirements due to hazards.
§ 117.101 Alabama River.
§ 117.103 Bayou La Batre.
§ 117.105 Bayou Sara.
§ 117.106 Black Warrior River.
§ 117.107 Chattahoochee River.
§ 117.109 Coosa River.
§ 117.113 Tensaw River.
§ 117.115 Three Mile Creek.
§ 117.118 Tombigbee River.
§ 117.121 Arkansas River.
§ 117.123 Arkansas Waterway.
§ 117.125 Black River.
§ 117.127 Current River.
§ 117.129 Little Red River.
§ 117.131 Little River.
§ 117.133 Ouachita River.
§ 117.135 Red River.
§ 117.137 St. Francis River.
§ 117.139 White River.
§ 117.140 General.
§ 117.141 American River.
§ 117.143 Bishop Cut.
§ 117.147 Cerritos Channel.
§ 117.149 China Basin, Mission Creek.
§ 117.150 Connection Slough.
§ 117.151 Cordelia Slough (a tributary of Suisun Bay).
§ 117.153 Corte Madera Creek.
§ 117.155 Eureka Slough.
§ 117.157 Georgiana Slough.
§ 117.159 Grant Line Canal.
§ 117.161 Honker Cut.
§ 117.163 Islais Creek (Channel).
§ 117.165 Lindsey Slough.
§ 117.167 Little Potato Slough.
§ 117.169 Mare Island Strait and the Napa River.
§ 117.171 Middle River.
§ 117.173 Miner Slough.
§ 117.175 Mokelumne River.
§ 117.177 Mud Slough.
§ 117.179 Newark Slough.
§ 117.181 Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal Canal.
§ 117.183 Old River.
§ 117.185 Pacheco Creek.
§ 117.187 Petaluma River.
§ 117.189 Sacramento River.
§ 117.191 San Joaquin River.
§ 117.193 San Leandro Bay.
§ 117.195 Snodgrass Slough.
§ 117.197 Sonoma Creek.
§ 117.199 Steamboat Slough.
§ 117.201 Sutter Slough.
§ 117.202 Cold Spring Brook.
§ 117.205 Connecticut River.
§ 117.207 Housatonic River.
§ 117.209 Mianus River.
§ 117.211 Mystic River.
§ 117.213 New Haven Harbor, Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers.
§ 117.215 Niantic River.
§ 117.217 Norwalk River.
§ 117.219 Pequonnock River.
§ 117.221 Saugatuck River.
§ 117.223 Shaw Cove.
§ 117.224 Thames River.
§ 117.225 Yellow Mill Channel.
§ 117.231 Brandywine Creek.
§ 117.233 Broad Creek.
§ 117.234 Cedar Creek.
§ 117.235 Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
§ 117.237 Christina River.
§ 117.239 Lewes and Rehoboth Canal.
§ 117.241 Mispillion River.
§ 117.243 Nanticoke River.
§ 117.245 Smyrna River.
§ 117.253 Anacostia River.
§ 117.255 Potomac River.
§ 117.258 Apalachicola River.
§ 117.261 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from St. Marys River to Key Largo.
§ 117.263 Banana River.
§ 117.267 Big Carlos Pass.
§ 117.268 Billy's Creek.
§ 117.269 Biscayne Bay.
§ 117.271 Blackwater River.
§ 117.272 Boot Key Harbor.
§ 117.273 Canaveral Barge Canal.
§ 117.279 Coffeepot Bayou.
§ 117.283 Dunns Creek.
§ 117.285 Grand Canal.
§ 117.287 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
§ 117.289 Hillsboro Inlet.
§ 117.291 Hillsborough River.
§ 117.293 Indian Creek.
§ 117.295 Kissimmee River.
§ 117.297 Little Manatee River.
§ 117.299 Loxahatchee River.
§ 117.300 Manatee River.
§ 117.301 Massalina Bayou.
§ 117.303 Matlacha Pass.
§ 117.304 Miami Beach Channel.
§ 117.305 Miami River.
§ 117.307 Miami River, North Fork.
§ 117.309 Nassau Sound.
§ 117.311 New Pass.
§ 117.313 New River.
§ 117.315 New River, South Fork.
§ 117.317 Okeechobee Waterway.
§ 117.319 Oklawaha River.
§ 117.323 Outer Clam Bay.
§ 117.324 Rice Creek.
§ 117.325 St. Johns River.
§ 117.327 St. Marks River.
§ 117.329 St. Marys River.
§ 117.331 Snake Creek.
§ 117.333 Suwannee River.
§ 117.335 Taylor Creek.
§ 117.337 Trout River.
§ 117.341 Whitcomb Bayou.
§ 117.351 Altamaha River.
§ 117.353 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Savannah River to St. Marys River.
§ 117.359 Chattahoochee River.
§ 117.361 Flint River.
§ 117.363 Ocmulgee River.
§ 117.365 Oconee River.
§ 117.367 Ogeechee River.
§ 117.369 Satilla River.
§ 117.371 Savannah River.
§ 117.373 St. Marys River.
§ 117.381 Clearwater River.
§ 117.383 Pend Oreille River.
§ 117.385 Snake River.
§ 117.389 Calumet River.
§ 117.391 Chicago River.
§ 117.393 Illinois Waterway.
§ 117.397 Wabash River.
§ 117.401 Trail Creek.
§ 117.403 Wabash River.
§ 117.407 Missouri River.
§ 117.411 Missouri River.
§ 117.415 Green River.
§ 117.417 Ohio River.
§ 117.422 Amite River.
§ 117.423 Atchafalaya River.
§ 117.424 Belle River.
§ 117.425 Black Bayou.
§ 117.427 Black River.
§ 117.429 Boeuf Bayou.
§ 117.433 Bonfouca Bayou.
§ 117.434 Caddo Lake.
§ 117.435 Carlin Bayou.
§ 117.436 Chef Menteur Pass.
§ 117.437 Chevron Oil Company Canal.
§ 117.438 Colyell Bayou.
§ 117.439 Company Canal.
§ 117.440 Des Allemands Bayou.
§ 117.441 D'Inde Bayou.
§ 117.443 Du Large Bayou.
§ 117.444 Falgout Canal.
§ 117.445 Franklin Canal.
§ 117.447 Grand Cabahanosse Bayou.
§ 117.449 Grosse Tete Bayou.
§ 117.451 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
§ 117.453 Houma Canal.
§ 117.455 Houma Navigation Canal.
§ 117.457 Houston River.
§ 117.458 Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans.
§ 117.459 Kelso Bayou.
§ 117.460 La Carpe Bayou.
§ 117.461 Lacassine Bayou.
§ 117.463 Lacombe Bayou.
§ 117.465 Lafourche Bayou.
§ 117.467 Lake Pontchartrain.
§ 117.469 Liberty Bayou.
§ 117.471 Little Black Bayou.
§ 117.473 Little River.
§ 117.475 Little (Petit) Caillou Bayou.
§ 117.477 Lower Atchafalaya River.
§ 117.478 Lower Grand River.
§ 117.479 Macon Bayou.
§ 117.480 Mermentau River.
§ 117.481 Milhomme Bayou.
§ 117.482 Nezpique Bayou.
§ 117.483 Ouachita River.
§ 117.484 Pass Manchac.
§ 117.485 Patout Bayou.
§ 117.486 Pearl River.
§ 117.487 Pierre Pass.
§ 117.488 Plaquemine Bayou.
§ 117.489 Plaquemine Brule Bayou.
§ 117.491 Red River.
§ 117.493 Sabine River.
§ 117.494 Schooner Bayou Canal.
§ 117.495 Superior Oil Canal.
§ 117.497 Stumpy Bayou.
§ 117.499 Tante Phine Pass.
§ 117.500 Tchefuncta River.
§ 117.501 Teche Bayou.
§ 117.503 Tensas River.
§ 117.505 Terrebonne Bayou.
§ 117.507 Tigre Bayou.
§ 117.509 Vermilion River.
§ 117.511 West Pearl River.
§ 117.521 Back Cove.
§ 117.523 Back River.
§ 117.525 Kennebec River.
§ 117.527 Kennebunk River.
§ 117.529 Narraguagus River.
§ 117.531 Piscataqua River.
§ 117.533 Sheepscot River.
§ 117.537 Townsend Gut.
§ 117.541 Baltimore Harbor — Patapsco River.
§ 117.543 Bear Creek.
§ 117.547 Bush River.
§ 117.549 Cambridge Harbor.
§ 117.551 Chester River.
§ 117.553 Choptank River.
§ 117.555 College Creek.
§ 117.557 Curtis Creek.
§ 117.558 Curtis Creek.
§ 117.559 Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay.
§ 117.561 Kent Island Narrows.
§ 117.563 Marshyhope Creek.
§ 117.565 Miles River.
§ 117.566 Patapsco River—Middle Branch.
§ 117.567 Patuxent River.
§ 117.569 Pocomoke River.
§ 117.570 Sassafras River.
§ 117.571 Spa Creek.
§ 117.573 Stoney Creek.
§ 117.575 Susquehanna River.
§ 117.577 Weems Creek.
§ 117.579 Wicomico River (North Prong).
§ 117.585 Acushnet River.
§ 117.586 Annisquam River and Blynman Canal.
§ 117.587 Apponagansett River.
§ 117.588 Bass River.
§ 117.589 Cape Cod Canal.
§ 117.591 Charles River and its tributaries.
§ 117.593 Chelsea River.
§ 117.595 Danvers River.
§ 117.597 Dorchester Bay.
§ 117.598 Eel Pond Channel.
§ 117.599 Fort Point Channel.
§ 117.600 Lagoon Pond.
§ 117.601 Malden River.
§ 117.603 Manchester Harbor.
§ 117.605 Merrimack River.
§ 117.607 Mitchell River.
§ 117.609 Mystic River.
§ 117.611 Neponset River.
§ 117.613 North River.
§ 117.615 Plum Island River.
§ 117.618 Saugus River.
§ 117.619 Taunton River.
§ 117.620 Westport River—East Branch.
§ 117.621 Fore River.
§ 117.622 West Bay.
§ 117.624 Black River (South Haven).
§ 117.625 Black River (Port Huron).
§ 117.627 Cheboygan River.
§ 117.631 Detroit River (Trenton Channel).
§ 117.633 Grand River.
§ 117.635 Keweenaw Waterway.
§ 117.637 Manistee River.
§ 117.639 Ontonagon River.
§ 117.641 Pine River (Charlevoix).
§ 117.643 Pine River (St. Clair).
§ 117.647 Saginaw River.
§ 117.651 St. Joseph River.
§ 117.653 St. Mary's Falls Canal.
§ 117.655 Thunder Bay River.
§ 117.661 Duluth Ship Canal (Duluth-Superior Harbor).
§ 117.663 Minnesota River.
§ 117.664 Rainy River, Rainy Lake and their tributaries.
§ 117.665 Red River of the North.
§ 117.667 St. Croix River.
§ 117.669 St. Louis River (Duluth Superior Harbor).
§ 117.671 Upper Mississippi River.
§ 117.675 Back Bay of Biloxi.
§ 117.677 Big Sunflower River.
§ 117.681 Old Fort Bayou.
§ 117.683 Pearl River.
§ 117.684 Bayou Portage.
§ 117.685 Tchoutacabouffa River.
§ 117.686 Yazoo River.
§ 117.687 Missouri River.
§ 117.689 Osage River.
§ 117.691 Missouri River.
§ 117.697 Hampton River.
§ 117.699 Little Harbor.
§ 117.700 Piscataqua River.
§ 117.701 Alloway Creek.
§ 117.702 Arthur Kill.
§ 117.703 Bass River.
§ 117.705 Beaver Dam Creek.
§ 117.709 Cheesequake Creek.
§ 117.711 Cohansey River.
§ 117.713 Cooper River.
§ 117.714 Corson Inlet.
§ 117.715 Debbies Creek.
§ 117.716 Delaware River.
§ 117.718 Elizabeth River.
§ 117.719 Glimmer Glass (Debbie's Creek).
§ 117.720 Great Channel.
§ 117.721 Grassy Sound Channel.
§ 117.722 Great Egg Harbor Bay.
§ 117.723 Hackensack River.
§ 117.725 Manantico Creek.
§ 117.729 Mantua Creek.
§ 117.730 Maurice River.
§ 117.731 Mullica River.
§ 117.732 Nacote Creek.
§ 117.733 New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway.
§ 117.734 Navesink River (Swimming River).
§ 117.735 Newark Bay.
§ 117.736 Oceanport Creek.
§ 117.737 Oldmans Creek.
§ 117.738 Overpeck Creek.
§ 117.739 Passaic River.
§ 117.741 Raccoon Creek.
§ 117.743 Rahway River.
§ 117.745 Rancocas Creek.
§ 117.747 Raritan River.
§ 117.749 Salem River.
§ 117.750 Schellenger Creek.
§ 117.751 Shark River (South Channel).
§ 117.753 Ship Channel, Great Egg Harbor Bay.
§ 117.755 Shrewsbury River.
§ 117.756 South River.
§ 117.757 Townsend Inlet.
§ 117.758 Tuckahoe River.
§ 117.759 Wading River.
§ 117.761 Woodbridge Creek.
§ 117.769 Black Rock Canal.
§ 117.771 Bronx River.
§ 117.773 Buffalo River.
§ 117.779 Eastchester Bay (Arm of).
§ 117.781 East River.
§ 117.785 Genessee River.
§ 117.787 Gowanus Canal.
§ 117.789 Harlem River.
§ 117.791 Hudson River.
§ 117.793 Hutchinson River (Eastchester Creek).
§ 117.795 Jamaica Bay and Connecting Waterways.
§ 117.797 Lake Champlain.
§ 117.799 Long Island, New York Inland Waterway from East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal.
§ 117.800 Mill Neck Creek.
§ 117.801 Newtown Creek, Dutch Kills, English Kills and their tributaries.
§ 117.802 New Rochelle Harbor.
§ 117.803 Niagara River.
§ 117.805 Peekskill (Annsville) Creek.
§ 117.809 Tonawanda Creek.
§ 117.811 Tonawanda Harbor.
§ 117.813 Wappinger Creek.
§ 117.815 Westchester Creek.
§ 117.820 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Alternate Route), Great Dismal Swamp Canal.
§ 117.821 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albermarle Sound to Sunset Beach.
§ 117.822 Cape Fear River.
§ 117.823 Gallants Channel.
§ 117.824 Neuse River.
§ 117.825 Newport River.
§ 117.829 Northeast Cape Fear River.
§ 117.831 Pamlico and Tar Rivers.
§ 117.833 Pasquotank River.
§ 117.835 Perquimans River.
§ 117.837 Roanoke River.
§ 117.841 Smith Creek.
§ 117.843 Trent River.
§ 117.847 Ashtabula River.
§ 117.849 Muskingum River (Zanesville Canal).
§ 117.850 Black River.
§ 117.851 Portage River.
§ 117.853 Sandusky Bay.
§ 117.855 Maumee River.
§ 117.861 Blind Slough.
§ 117.865 Clatskanie River.
§ 117.869 Columbia River.
§ 117.871 Coos Bay.
§ 117.873 Coos River.
§ 117.875 Coquille River.
§ 117.879 Isthmus Slough.
§ 117.881 John Day River.
§ 117.887 Oregon Slough (North Portland Harbor).
§ 117.889 Siuslaw River.
§ 117.892 South Slough.
§ 117.893 Umpqua River.
§ 117.895 Wallooskee River.
§ 117.897 Willamette River.
§ 117.899 Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River.
§ 117.901 Chester Creek.
§ 117.903 Darby Creek.
§ 117.904 Delaware River.
§ 117.905 Schuylkill River.
§ 117.911 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Little River to Savannah River.
§ 117.913 Ashepoo River.
§ 117.915 Ashley River.
§ 117.917 Battery Creek.
§ 117.921 Broad River.
§ 117.923 Congaree River.
§ 117.925 Cooper River.
§ 117.927 Coosaw River (Whale Branch).
§ 117.929 Durham Creek.
§ 117.933 Pee Dee River.
§ 117.935 Rantowles Creek.
§ 117.936 Savannah River.
§ 117.938 Waccamaw River.
§ 117.939 Wando River.
§ 117.941 Missouri River.
§ 117.943 Cumberland River.
§ 117.945 Hatchie River.
§ 117.947 Obion River.
§ 117.949 Tennessee River.
§ 117.951 Arroyo Colorado River.
§ 117.953 Brazos River (Diversion Channel).
§ 117.955 Buffalo Bayou.
§ 117.957 Cedar Bayou.
§ 117.959 Chocolate Bayou.
§ 117.963 Colorado River.
§ 117.965 Cow Bayou.
§ 117.966 Galveston Channel.
§ 117.967 Greens Bayou.
§ 117.968 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
§ 117.969 Lavaca River.
§ 117.971 Neches River.
§ 117.975 Old Brazos River.
§ 117.979 Sabine Lake.
§ 117.981 Sabine River.
§ 117.984 San Bernard River.
§ 117.987 Taylor Bayou.
§ 117.988 Taylor Bayou Outfall Canal (Joint Outfall Canal (JOC)).
§ 117.989 Trinity River.
§ 117.991 Victoria Barge Canal.
§ 117.993 Lake Champlain.
§ 117.995 Appomattox River.
§ 117.997 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the Elizabeth River to the Albermarle and Chesapeake Canal.
§ 117.999 Blackwater River.
§ 117.1001 Cat Point Creek.
§ 117.1003 Chickahominy River.
§ 117.1005 Chincoteague Channel.
§ 117.1007 Elizabeth River—Eastern Branch.
§ 117.1011 Great Wicomico River.
§ 117.1013 Kinsale Creek.
§ 117.1015 Mattaponi River.
§ 117.1021 North Landing River.
§ 117.1023 Pamunkey River.
§ 117.1025 York River.
§ 117.1029 Chambers Bay.
§ 117.1031 Chehalis River.
§ 117.1035 Columbia River.
§ 117.1037 Cowlitz River.
§ 117.1041 Duwamish Waterway.
§ 117.1045 Hood Canal.
§ 117.1047 Hoquiam River.
§ 117.1049 Lake Washington.
§ 117.1051 Lake Washington Ship Canal.
§ 117.1053 Lewis River.
§ 117.1055 Skagit River.
§ 117.1057 Skamokawa Creek.
§ 117.1058 Snake River.
§ 117.1059 Snohomish River, Steamboat Slough, and Ebey Slough.
§ 117.1061 Tacoma Harbor.
§ 117.1063 Willapa River South Fork.
§ 117.1065 Wishkah River.
§ 117.1081 Black River.
§ 117.1083 Duluth-Superior Harbor (St. Louis River).
§ 117.1085 East River.
§ 117.1087 Fox River.
§ 117.1089 Manitowoc River.
§ 117.1091 Menomonee River.
§ 117.1093 Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers and South Menomonee and Burnham Canals.
§ 117.1095 Root River.
§ 117.1097 Sheboygan River.
§ 117.1099 St. Croix River.
§ 117.1101 Sturgeon Bay.
§ 117.1103 Upper Mississippi River.
§ 117.1105 Wisconsin River.
§ 117.1107 Wolf River.
§ 117.T269 Biscayne Bay.
§ 117.T879 Isthmus Slough.
§ 117.T966 Pelican Island Causeway, Galveston Channel.
§ 117.149-T China Basin, Mission Creek.

Authority

33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

Source

CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, unless otherwise noted.

EditorNote

, Nomenclature changes to part 117 appear at 63 FR 35529, June 30, 1998.