Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, OR, 62955-62957 [E6-17971]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 208 / Friday, October 27, 2006 / Proposed Rules 62955 rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS1 Administration, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA–400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267–8783. Communications must identify both document numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM’s should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267–9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the applicant procedures. regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule would not have significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, OR The Proposal The FAA is considering an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 by establishing the Class E airspace area at Santa Cruz, CA. The establishment of a Special COPTER Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 040 Point In Space Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) and a Special COPTER RNAV (GPS) 227 Departure Procedure serving Dominican Hospital Heliport has made this proposal necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is needed to contain helicopters executing Special COPTER Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 040 Point In Space Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) and a Special COPTER RNAV (GPS) 227 Departure Procedure serving Dominican Hospital Heliport. The intended effect of this proposal is to provide adequate controlled airspace for helicopters executing Special COPTER Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 040 Point In Space Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) and a Special COPTER RNAV (GPS) 227 Departure Procedure serving Dominican Hospital Heliport, Santa Cruz, CA. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9P dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document would be published subsequently in this Order. The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this proposed regulation—(1) is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a Proposed Adoption of the Amendment ACTION: In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating regulations for the New Youngs Bay, Old Youngs Bay, and the Lewis and Clark River Drawbridges near Astoria, Oregon. This change is requested by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), owner of the bridges, due to reduced demand for draw openings. DATES: Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before November 27, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may mail comments and related material to Commander (dpw), 13th Coast Guard District, 915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174– 1067 where the public docket for this rulemaking is maintained. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection or copying at the Aids to Navigation and Waterways Management Branch between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Austin Pratt, Chief Bridge Section, (206)220–7282. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:23 Oct 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREA; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective, September 15, 2006, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * AWP CA 35 * * Santa Cruz, CA [New] Dominican Hospital Heliport Point in Space Coordinates (Lat. 36°58′26″ N, long. 121°59′38″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and within a 6.5-mile radius of the Point in Space serving the Dominican Hospital Heliport. * * * * * Issued in Los Angeles, California, on October 5, 2006. Leonard A. Mobley, Acting Area Director, Western Terminal Operations. [FR Doc. 06–8891 Filed 10–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD13–06–048] RIN 1625–AA09 Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related material. If you do so, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this rulemaking [CGD13–06–048], indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and give the reason for each comment. Please submit all comments and related material in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying. If you would like to know they reached us, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We may change this proposed rule in view of them. E:\FR\FM\27OCP1.SGM 27OCP1 62956 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 208 / Friday, October 27, 2006 / Proposed Rules Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for a meeting by writing to the Aids to Navigation and Waterways Management Branch at the address under ADDRESSES explaining why one would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. Background and Purpose occurred during these periods (Monday through Friday 6–7 a.m. and 5–6 p.m.). Less than 10 percent of the total number of openings by these three bridges occurred during those hours. Records from 2002 through 2005 showed that openings during those hours varied from a low of 6 percent of total opening to a high of 9 percent. The annual total number of openings at these particular hours ranged from 64 in 2002 to 47 in 2005. Openings on Federal holidays comprised only 1 to 2 percent of the total annual openings from 2002 to 2005. This proposed rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. It is not ‘‘significant’’ under the regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland Security.We expect the economic impact of this proposed rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary. The single commercial boat yard, which is the destination for most vessels that pass through the bridges, has indicated that they can tolerate the proposed changes. Discussion of Proposed Rule rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS1 The vertical lift of the New Youngs Bay Bridge, mile 0.7, when closed, provides 39.4 feet of vertical clearance above mean high water and 74.4 feet when open. The Old Youngs Bay bascule span, mile 2.4, provides 20 feet when closed and unlimited vertical clearance when open. The Lewis and Clark River Bridge, mile 1.0, provides 25 feet of clearance when closed and unlimited when open. The operating regulations currently in effect for these drawbridges at 33 Code of Federal Regulations 117.899 provide that the spans shall open for the passage of vessels from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, if notice is given at least one half-hour in advance. At all other times, at least four hours advance notice must be given. The proposed rule would enable the bridge owner to reduce the shifts for staffing the drawbridges. Small Entities The proposed rule would change the period on Monday through Friday during which notice must be given at least one half-hour in advance to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The requirement for at least one-half hour advance notice from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays would not be changed. Additionally, on all Federal holidays except Columbus Day, notice will be required at least two hours in advance. At all other times, notice will be required at least two hours in advance, instead of the currently required four hours advance notice. Most of the vessels which require openings of the New Youngs Bay Bridge and the Lewis and Clark River Bridge are clients of Astoria Marine Construction, a company which repairs vessels. Generally, the arrival and departure of these vessels has not been hindered by the requirement to provide notice for openings. The proposed rule would effectively reduce the half-hour notice period on Monday through Friday by two hours. Only a small percentage of the total openings of the three drawbridges Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this proposed rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. We expect few vessel operators will be inconvenienced by the proposed operating schedule as it quite similar to operating regulations that have been in effect without complaint for several years. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:23 Oct 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 Regulatory Evaluation PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this proposed rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact Austin Pratt, Chief, Bridge Section, at (206) 220– 7282. Collection of Information This proposed rule would call for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520.) Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this proposed rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This proposed rule would not affect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. Civil Justice Reform This proposed rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. E:\FR\FM\27OCP1.SGM 27OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 208 / Friday, October 27, 2006 / Proposed Rules Protection of Children We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children. Indian Tribal Governments This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Energy Effects We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under that order because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the 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. Environment We have analyzed this proposed rule under Commandant Instruction M16475.lD and Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 5100.1, which guide 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, we believe this proposed rule should be categorically excluded, under figure 2– 1, paragraph (32)(e) of the Instruction, from further environmental documentation. Under figure 2–1, paragraph 32(e) of the Instruction, an ‘‘Environmental Analysis Checklist’’ and a ‘‘Categorical Exclusion Determination’’ are not required for this rule. However, comments on this section will be considered before the final rule. 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: PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05– 1(g); Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1; section 117.255 also issued under the authority of Pub. L. 102– 587, 106 Stat. 5039. 2. Revise § 177.899 to read as follows: rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS1 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:23 Oct 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 § 117.899 Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River. (a) The draw of the US101 (New Youngs Bay) highway bridge, mile 0.7 across Youngs Bay at Smith Point shall open on signal for the passage of vessels if notice is given at least one half-hour in advance to the drawtender at the Lewis and Clark River Bridge by marine radio, telephone, or other suitable means from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. At all other times, including all federal holidays except Columbus Day, notice is required by telephone at least two hours in advance. The opening signal shall be two prolonged blasts followed by one short blast. (b) The draw of the Oregon State (Old Youngs Bay) highway bridge, mile 2.4, across Youngs Bay at the foot of Fifth Street, shall open on signal for the PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 passage of vessels if notice is given at least one half-hour in advance to the drawtender at the Lewis and Clark River Bridge by marine radio, telephone, or other suitable means from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. At all other times, including all federal holidays except Columbus Day, notice is required by telephone at least two hours in advance. The opening signal is two prolonged blasts followed by one short blast. (c) The draw of the Oregon State (Lewis and Clark River) highway bridge, mile 1.0, across the Lewis and Clark River, shall open on signal for the passage of vessels if notice is given at least one half-hour in advance by marine radio, telephone, or other suitable means from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. At all other times, including all federal holidays except Columbus Day, notice is required by telephone at least two hours in advance. The opening signal is one prolonged blast followed by four short blasts. Dated: October 13, 2006. R.R. Houck, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, District Commander,Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E6–17971 Filed 10–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: Technical Standards 62957 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Part 483 [CMS–3191–P] RIN 0938–AN79 Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities, Automatic Sprinkler Systems Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This proposed rule would require all long term care facilities to be equipped with sprinkler systems. This proposed rule especially requests public comments on the duration of a phase-in period to allow long term care facilities to install such systems. DATES: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on December 26, 2006. E:\FR\FM\27OCP1.SGM 27OCP1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[CGD13-06-048]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark 
River, Astoria, OR

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating regulations 
for the New Youngs Bay, Old Youngs Bay, and the Lewis and Clark River 
Drawbridges near Astoria, Oregon. This change is requested by the 
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), owner of the bridges, due 
to reduced demand for draw openings.

DATES: Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or 
before November 27, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may mail comments and related material to Commander 
(dpw), 13th Coast Guard District, 915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174-
1067 where the public docket for this rulemaking is maintained. 
Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents 
indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, will 
become part of this docket and will be available for inspection or 
copying at the Aids to Navigation and Waterways Management Branch 
between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Austin Pratt, Chief Bridge Section, 
(206)220-7282.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting 
comments and related material. If you do so, please include your name 
and address, identify the docket number for this rulemaking [CGD13-06-
048], indicate the specific section of this document to which each 
comment applies, and give the reason for each comment. Please submit 
all comments and related material in an unbound format, no larger than 
8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for copying. If you would like to know 
they reached us, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or 
envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during 
the comment period. We may change this proposed rule in view of them.

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Public Meeting

    We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a 
request for a meeting by writing to the Aids to Navigation and 
Waterways Management Branch at the address under ADDRESSES explaining 
why one would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this 
rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later 
notice in the Federal Register.

Background and Purpose

    The vertical lift of the New Youngs Bay Bridge, mile 0.7, when 
closed, provides 39.4 feet of vertical clearance above mean high water 
and 74.4 feet when open. The Old Youngs Bay bascule span, mile 2.4, 
provides 20 feet when closed and unlimited vertical clearance when 
open. The Lewis and Clark River Bridge, mile 1.0, provides 25 feet of 
clearance when closed and unlimited when open. The operating 
regulations currently in effect for these drawbridges at 33 Code of 
Federal Regulations 117.899 provide that the spans shall open for the 
passage of vessels from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, if notice is given at least one 
half-hour in advance. At all other times, at least four hours advance 
notice must be given. The proposed rule would enable the bridge owner 
to reduce the shifts for staffing the drawbridges.

Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The proposed rule would change the period on Monday through Friday 
during which notice must be given at least one half-hour in advance to 
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The requirement for at least one-half hour advance 
notice from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays would not be 
changed. Additionally, on all Federal holidays except Columbus Day, 
notice will be required at least two hours in advance. At all other 
times, notice will be required at least two hours in advance, instead 
of the currently required four hours advance notice.
    Most of the vessels which require openings of the New Youngs Bay 
Bridge and the Lewis and Clark River Bridge are clients of Astoria 
Marine Construction, a company which repairs vessels. Generally, the 
arrival and departure of these vessels has not been hindered by the 
requirement to provide notice for openings.
    The proposed rule would effectively reduce the half-hour notice 
period on Monday through Friday by two hours. Only a small percentage 
of the total openings of the three drawbridges occurred during these 
periods (Monday through Friday 6-7 a.m. and 5-6 p.m.). Less than 10 
percent of the total number of openings by these three bridges occurred 
during those hours. Records from 2002 through 2005 showed that openings 
during those hours varied from a low of 6 percent of total opening to a 
high of 9 percent. The annual total number of openings at these 
particular hours ranged from 64 in 2002 to 47 in 2005. Openings on 
Federal holidays comprised only 1 to 2 percent of the total annual 
openings from 2002 to 2005.

Regulatory Evaluation

    This proposed rule is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, 
and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits 
under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and 
Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. It is not ``significant'' 
under the regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of 
Homeland Security.We expect the economic impact of this proposed rule 
to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary. The 
single commercial boat yard, which is the destination for most vessels 
that pass through the bridges, has indicated that they can tolerate the 
proposed changes.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this proposed rule would have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000.
    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed 
rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities. We expect few vessel operators will be 
inconvenienced by the proposed operating schedule as it quite similar 
to operating regulations that have been in effect without complaint for 
several years.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this proposed rule so that they can better 
evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking. If the 
rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or 
options for compliance, please contact Austin Pratt, Chief, Bridge 
Section, at (206) 220-7282.

Collection of Information

    This proposed rule would call for no new collection of information 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.)

Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local 
governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial 
direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this proposed rule 
under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications 
for federalism.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) 
requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary 
regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may 
result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in 
the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any 
one year. Though this proposed rule will not result in such an 
expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this 
preamble.

Taking of Private Property

    This proposed rule would not affect a taking of private property or 
otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, 
Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected 
Property Rights.

Civil Justice Reform

    This proposed rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 
3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize 
litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

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Protection of Children

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13045, 
Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety 
Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not 
create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might 
disproportionately affect children.

Indian Tribal Governments

    This proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on 
one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal 
Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes.

Energy Effects

    We have analyzed this proposed rule under Executive Order 13211, 
Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, 
Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ``significant 
energy action'' under that order because it is not a ``significant 
regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to 
have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use 
of energy. The Administrator of the 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 proposed rule under Commandant Instruction 
M16475.lD and Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 
5100.1, which guide 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, we believe this proposed rule should be 
categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph (32)(e) of the 
Instruction, from further environmental documentation. Under figure 2-
1, paragraph 32(e) of the Instruction, an ``Environmental Analysis 
Checklist'' and a ``Categorical Exclusion Determination'' are not 
required for this rule. However, comments on this section will be 
considered before the final rule.

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:

PART 117--DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS

    1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as 
follows:

     Authority:  33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05-1(g); Department of 
Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1; section 117.255 also issued 
under the authority of Pub. L. 102-587, 106 Stat. 5039.

    2. Revise Sec.  177.899 to read as follows:


Sec.  117.899  Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River.

    (a) The draw of the US101 (New Youngs Bay) highway bridge, mile 0.7 
across Youngs Bay at Smith Point shall open on signal for the passage 
of vessels if notice is given at least one half-hour in advance to the 
drawtender at the Lewis and Clark River Bridge by marine radio, 
telephone, or other suitable means from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through 
Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. At all other 
times, including all federal holidays except Columbus Day, notice is 
required by telephone at least two hours in advance. The opening signal 
shall be two prolonged blasts followed by one short blast.
    (b) The draw of the Oregon State (Old Youngs Bay) highway bridge, 
mile 2.4, across Youngs Bay at the foot of Fifth Street, shall open on 
signal for the passage of vessels if notice is given at least one half-
hour in advance to the drawtender at the Lewis and Clark River Bridge 
by marine radio, telephone, or other suitable means from 7 a.m. to 5 
p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 
Sunday. At all other times, including all federal holidays except 
Columbus Day, notice is required by telephone at least two hours in 
advance. The opening signal is two prolonged blasts followed by one 
short blast.
    (c) The draw of the Oregon State (Lewis and Clark River) highway 
bridge, mile 1.0, across the Lewis and Clark River, shall open on 
signal for the passage of vessels if notice is given at least one half-
hour in advance by marine radio, telephone, or other suitable means 
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
on Saturday and Sunday. At all other times, including all federal 
holidays except Columbus Day, notice is required by telephone at least 
two hours in advance. The opening signal is one prolonged blast 
followed by four short blasts.

    Dated: October 13, 2006.
R.R. Houck,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, District Commander,Thirteenth Coast 
Guard District.
 [FR Doc. E6-17971 Filed 10-26-06; 8:45 am]
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