Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chincoteague Channel, Chincoteague, VA, 36297-36298 [E6-10048]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 122 / Monday, June 26, 2006 / Proposed Rules likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. Technical Standards The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This proposed rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have concluded that there are no factors in this case that would limit the use of a categorical exclusion under section 2.B.2 of the Instruction. Therefore this rule is categorically excluded under figure 2–1, paragraph 32(e) of the Instruction from further environmental documentation. Paragraph 32(e) excludes the promulgation of operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges from the environmental documentation requirements of NEPA. Since this proposed regulation would alter the normal operating conditions of the drawbridge, it falls within this exclusion. A ‘‘Categorical Exclusion Determination’’ is available in the docket for inspection or copying where indicated under ADDRESSES. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. Regulations For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR Part 117 as follows: VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:18 Jun 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 017.1; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g); section 117.255 also issued under the authority of Pub. L. 102–587, 106 Stat. 5039. § 117.393 [Amended] 2. In § 117.393, remove paragraph (b) and redesignate paragraphs (c) through (d) as paragraphs (b) through (c) respectively. Dated: June 12, 2006. R.F. Duncan, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E6–10043 Filed 6–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD05–06–002] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chincoteague Channel, Chincoteague, VA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice; request for comments, and notice of public meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: On March 31, 2006, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (71 FR 19150). That document contains a detailed history of the Coast Guard’s previous regulatory efforts regarding the SR 175 Bridge. The Coast Guard is reopening the period for public comment concerning the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the SR 175 Bridge, mile 3.5, across Chincoteague Channel at Chincoteague, Virginia, because an Accomack County official communicated to the Coast Guard those residents of Chincoteague have additional comments concerning the operating regulations of the drawbridge. Comments must be received by on or before July 21, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket [CGD05–06–002]. To make sure they do not enter the docket more than once, please submit them by only one of the following means: DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 36297 (1) By mail to Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704. (2) By hand delivery to Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (757) 398– 6629. (3) By fax to the Bridge Administration office at (757) 398–6334. Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District (dpb) maintains the public docket for this rulemaking. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble, will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection or copying at the address listed above between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on this notice, contact Gary S. Heyer, Commander (dpb) Fifth Coast Guard District, by telephone at (757) 398–6629, or by e-mail at gary.s.heyer@uscg.mil. For questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, also contact Mr. Gary S. Heyer. Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting your comments to Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District as specified in ADDRESSES. We will consider comments received during this additional comment period and may change the rule in response to the comments. Public Meeting and Procedure The Coast Guard will also hold a public meeting to provide a forum for citizens to provide oral comments relating to the drawbridge operation regulations for the SR 175 Bridge, mile 3.5, across Chincoteague Channel at Chincoteague, Virginia. The meeting will be open to the public and it will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on July 18, 2006, at the Chincoteague Community Center, 6155 Community Drive, Chincoteague, VA 23336. The meeting may close early if all business is finished. Written material and advance notice requests to make oral comments should reach the Coast Guard on or before July 17, 2006. Members of the public are invited to make comments and those who wish to provide oral comment will be recognized by the meeting moderator. Each person will be limited to no more than 5 minutes of oral comments. The moderator will first call off names of individuals who have notified the meeting moderator in advance that they E:\FR\FM\26JNP1.SGM 26JNP1 36298 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 122 / Monday, June 26, 2006 / Proposed Rules wwhite on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS are planning to comment. After that, individuals who arrived prior to the start of the meeting on July 18, 2006, and received numbers in the lobby will be called. After all of these individuals have been called, the moderator will then ask for members of the audience who have not provided advance notification or who did not arrive prior to the meeting to come forward, sign-in with the recorder, and then be able to approach the podium to deliver comments. Send written material and requests to make oral comments to Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District, Federal Building, 1st Floor, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704–5004 or via fax at (757) 398–6334 or by e-mail at gary.s.heyer@uscg.mil. The agenda of the public meeting will include the following: (1) Introduction of panel members. (2) Overview of meeting format. (3) Background on the proposed rulemaking. (4) Statements from citizens. Statements may be delivered in written form at the public meeting and made part of the docket or delivered orally not to exceed 5 minutes. Questions We need assistance from the public in ensuring the Coast Guard fully understands the impact of potential rulemaking on all users of the bridge, both road and waterway usage. We believe that the impacts can be better understood by articulating answers to questions such as those posed below. In responding to the questions listed below, please explain your reasons for each answer as specifically as possible so that we can weigh the impacts and consequences of future actions that we may take. The following are the types of pertinent questions that may be used: (1) If the SR 175 Bridge opened every two hours, would this have a positive or a negative impact on your business interests? And, what would be the approximate monetary value of this impact per day? (2) If the SR 175 Bridge opened every two hours, would this increase or decrease the time you spend per day as a motor vehicle commuter? And, approximately how much would your commuting time increase or decrease? (3) If the SR 175 Bridge opened every two hours and this opening schedule had a negative impact on your business interests, what actions could you take, if any, to minimize the negative impact? (4) If the SR 175 Bridge continued to open once per hour, would this have a negative or positive financial impact on your life or business? And, what would VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:18 Jun 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 be the approximate amount of the negative or positive financial impact per day? (5) Is there a traffic management plan in place that directs how to manage a vehicle back-up at the SR 175 Bridge? And if there is a plan, what procedures are in place to increase public safety and reduce traffic delays at the Bridge? Any additional information provided on these topics is welcome. Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Mr. Gary S. Heyer as listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT as soon as possible. Dated: June 13, 2006. Larry L. Hereth, Rear Admiral, U. S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E6–10048 Filed 6–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 36 CFR Chapter 1 Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Dog Management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area ACTION: Notice of fourth meeting. Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, section 10), of the fourth meeting of the Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Dog Management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. DATES: The Committee will meet on Monday, July 31, 2006 in the Golden Gate Room, Building A, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. This, and any subsequent meetings, will be held to assist the National Park Service in potentially developing a special regulation for dogwalking at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The proposed agenda for this meeting of the Committee may contain the following items; however, the Committee may modify its agenda during the course of its work. The Committee will provide for a public comment period during the meeting. 1. Agenda review. 2. Approval of May 15 meeting summary. 3. Updates and announcements. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 4. Report from first Technical Subcommittee meeting. 5. Discussion of Interests Assessment Template. 6. Public comment. 7. Adjourn. To request a sign language interpreter for a meeting, please call the park TDD line (415) 556–2766, at least a week in advance of the meeting. Please note that Federal regulations prohibit pets in public buildings, with the exception of service animals; please leave pets at home. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Go to the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site, http://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/goga and select Negotiated Rulemaking for Dog Management at GGNRA or call the Dog Management Information Line at 415–561–4728. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meetings are open to the public. The Committee was established pursuant to the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990 (5 U.S.C. 561–570). The purpose of the Committee is to consider developing a special regulation for dogwalking at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Interested persons may provide brief oral/written comments to the Committee during the Public Comment period of the meeting or file written comments with the GGNRA Superintendent. Dated: June 20, 2006. Loran Fraser, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 122 (Monday, June 26, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: E6-10048]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[CGD05-06-002]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chincoteague Channel, 
Chincoteague, VA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments, and notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: On March 31, 2006, the Coast Guard published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (71 FR 19150). That 
document contains a detailed history of the Coast Guard's previous 
regulatory efforts regarding the SR 175 Bridge. The Coast Guard is 
reopening the period for public comment concerning the drawbridge 
operation regulations that govern the SR 175 Bridge, mile 3.5, across 
Chincoteague Channel at Chincoteague, Virginia, because an Accomack 
County official communicated to the Coast Guard those residents of 
Chincoteague have additional comments concerning the operating 
regulations of the drawbridge.

DATES: Comments must be received by on or before July 21, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public as well as 
documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, 
are part of docket [CGD05-06-002]. To make sure they do not enter the 
docket more than once, please submit them by only one of the following 
means:
    (1) By mail to Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 
Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704.
    (2) By hand delivery to Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard 
District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704, between 8 a.m. and 
4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is (757) 398-6629.
    (3) By fax to the Bridge Administration office at (757) 398-6334.
    Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District (dpb) maintains the public 
docket for this rulemaking. Comments and material received from the 
public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble, will become 
part of this docket and will be available for inspection or copying at 
the address listed above between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on this notice, contact 
Gary S. Heyer, Commander (dpb) Fifth Coast Guard District, by telephone 
at (757) 398-6629, or by e-mail at gary.s.heyer@uscg.mil. For questions 
on viewing or submitting material to the docket, also contact Mr. Gary 
S. Heyer.

Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting 
your comments to Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District as 
specified in ADDRESSES. We will consider comments received during this 
additional comment period and may change the rule in response to the 
comments.

Public Meeting and Procedure

    The Coast Guard will also hold a public meeting to provide a forum 
for citizens to provide oral comments relating to the drawbridge 
operation regulations for the SR 175 Bridge, mile 3.5, across 
Chincoteague Channel at Chincoteague, Virginia. The meeting will be 
open to the public and it will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on 
July 18, 2006, at the Chincoteague Community Center, 6155 Community 
Drive, Chincoteague, VA 23336. The meeting may close early if all 
business is finished. Written material and advance notice requests to 
make oral comments should reach the Coast Guard on or before July 17, 
2006.
    Members of the public are invited to make comments and those who 
wish to provide oral comment will be recognized by the meeting 
moderator. Each person will be limited to no more than 5 minutes of 
oral comments. The moderator will first call off names of individuals 
who have notified the meeting moderator in advance that they

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are planning to comment. After that, individuals who arrived prior to 
the start of the meeting on July 18, 2006, and received numbers in the 
lobby will be called. After all of these individuals have been called, 
the moderator will then ask for members of the audience who have not 
provided advance notification or who did not arrive prior to the 
meeting to come forward, sign-in with the recorder, and then be able to 
approach the podium to deliver comments.
    Send written material and requests to make oral comments to 
Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District, Federal Building, 1st 
Floor, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-5004 or via fax at 
(757) 398-6334 or by e-mail at gary.s.heyer@uscg.mil.
    The agenda of the public meeting will include the following:
    (1) Introduction of panel members.
    (2) Overview of meeting format.
    (3) Background on the proposed rulemaking.
    (4) Statements from citizens. Statements may be delivered in 
written form at the public meeting and made part of the docket or 
delivered orally not to exceed 5 minutes.

Questions

    We need assistance from the public in ensuring the Coast Guard 
fully understands the impact of potential rulemaking on all users of 
the bridge, both road and waterway usage. We believe that the impacts 
can be better understood by articulating answers to questions such as 
those posed below. In responding to the questions listed below, please 
explain your reasons for each answer as specifically as possible so 
that we can weigh the impacts and consequences of future actions that 
we may take. The following are the types of pertinent questions that 
may be used:
    (1) If the SR 175 Bridge opened every two hours, would this have a 
positive or a negative impact on your business interests? And, what 
would be the approximate monetary value of this impact per day?
    (2) If the SR 175 Bridge opened every two hours, would this 
increase or decrease the time you spend per day as a motor vehicle 
commuter? And, approximately how much would your commuting time 
increase or decrease?
    (3) If the SR 175 Bridge opened every two hours and this opening 
schedule had a negative impact on your business interests, what actions 
could you take, if any, to minimize the negative impact?
    (4) If the SR 175 Bridge continued to open once per hour, would 
this have a negative or positive financial impact on your life or 
business? And, what would be the approximate amount of the negative or 
positive financial impact per day?
    (5) Is there a traffic management plan in place that directs how to 
manage a vehicle back-up at the SR 175 Bridge? And if there is a plan, 
what procedures are in place to increase public safety and reduce 
traffic delays at the Bridge? Any additional information provided on 
these topics is welcome.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
Mr. Gary S. Heyer as listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT as soon 
as possible.

    Dated: June 13, 2006.
Larry L. Hereth,
Rear Admiral, U. S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E6-10048 Filed 6-23-06; 8:45 am]
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