Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Franklin Canal, Franklin, LA, 66236-66238 [E9-29748]

Download as PDF 66236 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 15, 2009 / Rules and Regulations For plans with a valuation date Rate set On or after * Before * 195 1–1–10 Deferred annuities (percent) Immediate annuity rate (percent) i1 * 4.00 * 2–1–10 2.50 i2 i3 4.00 n1 * n2 * * 4.00 7 8 Authority: 29 U.S.C. 1301(a), 1302(b)(3), 1341, 1344, 1362. PART 4044—ALLOCATION OF ASSETS IN SINGLE-EMPLOYER PLANS Appendix B to Part 4044—Interest Rates Used to Value Benefits 5. In appendix B to part 4044, a new entry for January—March 2010, as set forth below, is added to the table. * ■ 4. The authority citation for part 4044 continues to read as follows: ■ * * * * The values of it are: For valuation dates occurring in the months— it * * * January—March 2010 ...................................................... Issued in Washington, DC, on this 10th day of December 2009. Vincent K. Snowbarger, Acting Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. E9–29835 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2009–0670] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Franklin Canal, Franklin, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the Chatsworth Road Swing Span Bridge across the Franklin Canal, mile 4.8, at Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The St. Mary Parish Government requested that the operating regulation of the Chatsworth Road swing span bridge be changed in order for the bridge not to have to be continuously manned by a draw tender. This change allows the bridge to remain unmanned during most of the day by requiring a one-hour notice for an opening of the draw between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m., during which time the bridge normally opens on signal. DATES: This rule is effective January 14, 2010. VerDate Nov<24>2008 12:30 Dec 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 for t = it for t = 1–20 * 0.0463 >20 * 0.0489 Comments and related materials received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2009– 0670 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2009–0670 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ This material is also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or e-mail Phil Johnson, Bridge Administration Branch, Eighth Coast Guard District; telephone 504–671– 2128, e-mail Philip.R.Johnson@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Regulatory Information On August 19, 2009, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Franklin Canal, Franklin, LA in the Federal Register (74 FR 41816). We received no comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Background and Purpose The St. Mary Parish Government requested that the operating regulation of the Chatsworth Road Swing Span Bridge, located on the Franklin Canal at PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 it * for t = * N/A N/A mile 4.8 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, be changed in order for the bridge not to have to be continuously manned by a draw tender from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. when the bridge is now required to open on signal. Because of the relocation of a public boat landing downstream of the bridge, vessel traffic has become infrequent, and it is no longer necessary to have a bridge tender continuously man the bridge. Concurrent with the publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, a Test Deviation [USCG–2009–0670] was issued to allow the St. Mary Parish Government to test the proposed schedule and to obtain data and public comments. The Test Deviation has allowed the bridge to operate as follows: The Chatsworth Road Bridge, mile 4.8 at Franklin, shall open on signal from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. if at least one hour notice is given. From October 1 through January 31 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw shall be opened on signal if at least three hours notice is given. From February 1 through September 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at least 12 hours notice is given. The test period has been in effect during the entire Notice of Proposed Rulemaking comment period. No comments were received from the public from this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking or the above referenced Temporary Deviation. The Coast Guard has reviewed bridge tender logs from before and after the temporary test deviation became effective. The logs do not indicate an appreciable difference in the number of openings between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m., since the test deviation was issued. Based on the fact that no objections were received to the E:\FR\FM\15DER1.SGM 15DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 15, 2009 / Rules and Regulations proposed change, the Coast Guard has determined that the proposed permanent change to the special drawbridge operating regulation is warranted. Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard did not receive any comments in response to the NPRM. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders. Regulatory Planning and Review This 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. We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary. The public will need to notify the bridge owner one hour in advance for an opening of the draw between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. There is no change in the regulatory text published in the NPRM. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this 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 rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels needing to transit the bridge with less than 1-hour notice between the hours of 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. Because of the relocation of a public boat landing downstream of the bridge, vessel traffic has become so infrequent that this rule will not affect a substantial number of small entities. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement VerDate Nov<24>2008 12:30 Dec 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), in the NPRM we offered to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they could better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. Collection of Information This rule calls 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 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 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 rule will not effect 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 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. Protection of Children We have analyzed this 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 rule does not have Tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 66237 with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does 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 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 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 rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, 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 this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction. E:\FR\FM\15DER1.SGM 15DER1 66238 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 15, 2009 / Rules and Regulations 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. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. ■ For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 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; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. § 117.445 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 117.445 Franklin Canal. The draw of the Chatsworth Bridge, mile 4.8 at Franklin, shall open on signal from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. if at least one hour notice is given. From October 1 through January 31 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw shall be opened on signal if at least three hours notice is given. From February 1 through September 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at least 12 hours notice is given. Dated: November 28, 2009. Mary E. Landry, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–29748 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2009–1029] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (County Route 619), mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate the cleaning and painting of the structure. VerDate Nov<24>2008 12:30 Dec 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. on April 1, 2010 until 5 p.m. on May 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 1029 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2009–1029 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. They are also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or e-mail Terrance Knowles, Environmental Protection Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District; telephone 757–398–6587, e-mail Terrance.A.Knowles@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Cape May County Bridge Commission, who owns and operates this bascule drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.721 to facilitate the cleaning and painting of the bridge structure. The Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (CR–619), at mile 1.0, in Middle Township NJ has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 15 feet above mean high water (MHW). Under normal operating conditions, two hours advance notice is required to open the draw of the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge. Under this temporary deviation, the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge will be maintained in the closedto-navigation position beginning at 5 a.m. on April 1, 2010 until and including 5 p.m. on May 15, 2010. The drawbridge will open in the event of an emergency. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. Vessels with mast height greater than 15 feet have an alternate route by transiting approximately two miles away at the nearby County of Cape May Bridge across Great Channel between Stone Harbor and Nummy Island NJ. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: December 1, 2009. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, By Direction of the Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–29749 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 151 [Docket No. USCG–2009–0273] RIN 1625–AB41 Amendment to the List of MARPOL Annex V Special Areas That Are Currently in Effect To Add the Gulfs and Mediterranean Sea Special Areas Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: By this final rule, the Coast Guard amends the list of special areas in effect under Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978, as amended, (MARPOL) to include the Gulfs and Mediterranean Sea special areas. The current list of special areas in effect is now outdated because it does not list these two special areas. The Coast Guard must update its regulations to harmonize its list of special areas with MARPOL Annex V. This rule will correct the list of special areas in effect to provide accurate information to the public. DATES: This final rule is effective December 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0273 and are available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2009–0273 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ E:\FR\FM\15DER1.SGM 15DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0670]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Franklin Canal, Franklin, LA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the 
operation of the Chatsworth Road Swing Span Bridge across the Franklin 
Canal, mile 4.8, at Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The St. Mary 
Parish Government requested that the operating regulation of the 
Chatsworth Road swing span bridge be changed in order for the bridge 
not to have to be continuously manned by a draw tender. This change 
allows the bridge to remain unmanned during most of the day by 
requiring a one-hour notice for an opening of the draw between 5 a.m. 
and 9 p.m., during which time the bridge normally opens on signal.

DATES: This rule is effective January 14, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Comments and related materials received from the public, as 
well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the 
docket, are part of docket USCG-2009-0670 and are available online by 
going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2009-0670 in the 
``Keyword'' box, and then clicking ``Search.'' This material is also 
available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility 
(M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or e-mail Phil Johnson, Bridge Administration Branch, Eighth Coast 
Guard District; telephone 504-671-2128, e-mail 
Philip.R.Johnson@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 
202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

    On August 19, 2009, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) entitled Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Franklin Canal, 
Franklin, LA in the Federal Register (74 FR 41816). We received no 
comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and 
none was held.

Background and Purpose

    The St. Mary Parish Government requested that the operating 
regulation of the Chatsworth Road Swing Span Bridge, located on the 
Franklin Canal at mile 4.8 in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, be 
changed in order for the bridge not to have to be continuously manned 
by a draw tender from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. when the bridge is now required 
to open on signal. Because of the relocation of a public boat landing 
downstream of the bridge, vessel traffic has become infrequent, and it 
is no longer necessary to have a bridge tender continuously man the 
bridge.
    Concurrent with the publication of the Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking, a Test Deviation [USCG-2009-0670] was issued to allow the 
St. Mary Parish Government to test the proposed schedule and to obtain 
data and public comments. The Test Deviation has allowed the bridge to 
operate as follows: The Chatsworth Road Bridge, mile 4.8 at Franklin, 
shall open on signal from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. if at least one hour notice 
is given. From October 1 through January 31 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the 
draw shall be opened on signal if at least three hours notice is given. 
From February 1 through September 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw 
shall open on signal if at least 12 hours notice is given. The test 
period has been in effect during the entire Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking comment period. No comments were received from the public 
from this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking or the above referenced 
Temporary Deviation. The Coast Guard has reviewed bridge tender logs 
from before and after the temporary test deviation became effective. 
The logs do not indicate an appreciable difference in the number of 
openings between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m., since the test deviation was 
issued. Based on the fact that no objections were received to the

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proposed change, the Coast Guard has determined that the proposed 
permanent change to the special drawbridge operating regulation is 
warranted.

Discussion of Comments and Changes

    The Coast Guard did not receive any comments in response to the 
NPRM.

Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders.

Regulatory Planning and Review

    This 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.
    We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a 
full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary. The public will need to 
notify the bridge owner one hour in advance for an opening of the draw 
between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. There is no change in the regulatory text 
published in the NPRM.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this 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 rule will 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.
    This rule will affect the following entities, some of which might 
be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels needing to 
transit the bridge with less than 1-hour notice between the hours of 5 
a.m. and 9 p.m. Because of the relocation of a public boat landing 
downstream of the bridge, vessel traffic has become so infrequent that 
this rule will not affect a substantial number of small entities.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), in the NPRM we offered to 
assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they could 
better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking 
process.

Collection of Information

    This rule calls 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 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 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 rule will not effect 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 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.

Protection of Children

    We have analyzed this 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 rule does not have Tribal implications under Executive Order 
13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, 
because it does 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 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 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 rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not 
consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, 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 this action is one of a category of actions which do not 
individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, 
paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction.

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    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.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117

    Bridges.

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 
CFR part 117 as follows:

PART 117--DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS

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

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05-1; Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1.


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2. Sec.  117.445 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  117.445  Franklin Canal.

    The draw of the Chatsworth Bridge, mile 4.8 at Franklin, shall open 
on signal from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. if at least one hour notice is given. 
From October 1 through January 31 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw shall 
be opened on signal if at least three hours notice is given. From 
February 1 through September 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw shall 
open on signal if at least 12 hours notice is given.

    Dated: November 28, 2009.
Mary E. Landry,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E9-29748 Filed 12-14-09; 8:45 am]
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