Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, La Crosse, WI, 69759-69761 [2012-28285]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES issuing Order No. 679, the Commission believes that it is appropriate and in the public interest to evaluate the impacts of its incentives policy and give guidance as to how the Commission will implement that incentives policy going forward. In order to further the mandate of FPA section 219 and encourage transmission investment in the future, the Commission will continue to monitor its incentives policy and may identify new policy issues, trends, and developments in transmission investment that may warrant modifications to the Commission’s incentives policy. As part of this effort, the Commission will continually assess measures to further transparency in its incentives policy and the impacts of that policy on consumers. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–1002] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner IV. Document Availability time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe 32. In addition to publishing the full operation of the drawbridge. text of this document in the Federal Maintenance is scheduled in the winter Register, the Commission provides all when there is less impact on navigation, interested persons an opportunity to instead of scheduling work in the view and/or print the contents of this summer, when river traffic increases. document via the Internet through This deviation allows the bridge to open FERC’s Home Page (http://www.ferc.gov) on signal if at least 24 hours advance and in FERC’s Public Reference Room notice is given. during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. DATES: This deviation is effective from to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time) at 888 First 7 a.m., December 16, 2012, to 7 a.m. Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC March 4, 2013. 20426. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in 33. From FERC’s Home Page on the this preamble as being available in the Internet, this information is available on docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 1002 and are available online by going eLibrary. The full text of this document to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting is available on eLibrary in PDF and USCG–2012–1002 in the ‘‘Search’’ box Microsoft Word format for viewing, printing, and/or downloading. To access and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. They are also available for inspection or copying this document in eLibrary, type the at the Docket Management Facility (M– docket number excluding the last three 30), U.S. Department of Transportation, digits of this document in the docket West Building Ground Floor, Room number field. W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 34. User assistance is available for Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. eLibrary and the FERC’s Web site during and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, normal business hours from FERC except Federal holidays. Online Support at 202–502–6652 (toll FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If free at 1–866–208–3676) or email at you have questions on this rule, call or ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or the email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Public Reference Room at (202) 502– Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast 8371, TTY (202) 502–8659. Email the Guard; telephone 314–269–2378, email Public Reference Room at Eric.Washburn@uscg.mil. If you have public.referenceroom@ferc.gov. questions on viewing the docket, call By the Commission. Commissioner Clark is Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– not participating. 9826. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Deputy Secretary. Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad [FR Doc. 2012–28231 Filed 11–20–12; 8:45 am] requested a temporary deviation for the BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa, to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given in order to facilitate needed VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 69759 bridge maintenance and repairs. The Rock Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that drawbridges must open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request to open is given in accordance with the subpart. In order to facilitate the needed bridge work, the drawbridge must be kept in the closed-to-navigation position. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 7 a.m. December 16, 2012 until 7 a.m., March 4, 2013. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Upper Mississippi River. The Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge, in the closed-to-navigation position, provides a vertical clearance of 19.9 feet above normal pool. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft. The drawbridge will open if at least 24-hours advance notice is given. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: November 8, 2012. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2012–28282 Filed 11–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0937] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, La Crosse, WI Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Canadian Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Black River at Mile 1.0 near La Crosse, Wisconsin. The drawspan shall immediately open upon demand once the vessel requiring an opening establishes contact with the remote operator located in Minneapolis, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NOR1.SGM 21NOR1 69760 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Minnesota, via radiotelephone on VHF– FM Channel 16, or by standard telephone calling (507) 895–6087. The remote drawbridge operator will ensure the drawspan can safely be opened, immediate move it to the open to navigation position, and then maintain constant contact with the vessel until it has completely transited the bridge. DATES: This rule is effective November 21, 2012. 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–2011– 0937 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–0937 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 email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone 314–269–2378, email Eric.Washburn@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES A. Regulatory History and Information On November 14, 2011, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, La Crosse, Wisconsin, in the Federal Register (76 FR 70384). We received no comments on the rule. A public meeting was held on November 29, 2011, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, at which no objections were presented against the rule. On June 15, 2012, through July 15, 2012, we authorized a test deviation period to gauge the effects of the rule on the waterway users. No objections were presented during or after the test deviation period. B. Basis and Purpose The Black River is a navigable waterway of the United States from its mouth at mile 698.2 of the Upper Mississippi River, to approximately mile 3.0. Heavy recreational vessel traffic can be found along the length of the river and commercial navigation primarily operates up to mile 1.4. In this reach commercial barge operations VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 handle cement, chemical, and fuel products at various loading terminals. A large recreational vessel manufacturer and marine repair facility are also located within this stretch of river. In order to reduce wait time for requested drawbridge openings, while also reducing operating costs, Canadian Pacific requested a change to operation of this drawbridge. Canadian Pacific proposed that the drawbridge be operated via a procedure where vessels contact a remote drawbridge operator through VHF–FM Channel 16 or telephone (507) 895–6087 and request an opening. The remote operator would then ensure that no trains are in the block and then open the drawspan as appropriate. Once opened to navigation, the drawbridge would remain raised until the remote operator verifies safe passage of the vessel by means of radio or telephone confirmation with the passing vessel, video monitoring, and boat detection equipment. C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule The Coast Guard provided a comment period of 60 days in which no comments were received. D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes or executive orders. 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. The impact of this regulatory action upon the current regulatory text is that it communicates a change in the procedure to open the drawbridge. Specifically, this action changes the regulatory text from ‘‘The draw of the CP Rail railroad bridge, mile 1.0 at La Crosse, shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is given’’ to ‘‘The drawspan of the Canadian Pacific Railroad Bridge, mile 1.0, at La Crosse, Wisconsin is operated by a remote operator located at the Canadian Pacific Railway Minneapolis Operations Center, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Drawspan shall open upon demand by contacting PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 remote operator via VHF–FM Channel 16 or telephone (507) 895–6087.’’ 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. 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 received no comments from the Small Business Administration on this rule. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This action is based on the expected reduction in wait time for drawspan openings and will not impact the local businesses, organizations, or government entities in the community. This 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. The Coast Guard provided a comment period of 60 days in which no comments were received. 12. 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. The Coast Guard provided a comment period of 60 days in which no comments were received. 13. Technical Standards This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. The Coast Guard provided a E:\FR\FM\21NOR1.SGM 21NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations comment period of 60 days in which no comments were received. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 14. Environment Coast Guard 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. 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. Revise § 117.1081 to read as follows: ■ § 117.1081 Black River. The drawspan of the Canadian Pacific Railroad Bridge, mile 1.0, at La Crosse, Wisconsin is operated by remote operator located at the Canadian Pacific Railway Minneapolis Operations Center, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Drawspan shall open upon demand by contacting remote operator via VHF–FM Channel 16 or telephone (507) 895–6087. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES Dated: October 31, 2012. Roy A. Nash, Rear Admiral, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–28285 Filed 11–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0995] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, IA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow time for performing needed maintenance and repairs to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given. DATES: This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. December 15, 2012, until 9 a.m., March 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0995 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0995 in the ‘‘Search’’ 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 temporary deviation, call or email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone (314) 269–2378 or eric.washburn@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 Union Pacific Railroad Company requested a temporary deviation for the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa, across the Upper Mississippi to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given in order to facilitate needed bridge maintenance and repairs. The Clinton Railroad Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that drawbridges shall open promptly and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 69761 fully for the passage of vessels when a request to open is given in accordance with the subpart. In order to facilitate the needed bridge work, the drawbridge must be kept in the closed-to-navigation position. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 12:01 a.m. December 15, 2012, until 9 a.m., March 15, 2013. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Upper Mississippi River. The Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, in the closed-to-navigation position, provides a vertical clearance of 18.7 feet above normal pool. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: November 8, 2012. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2012–28284 Filed 11–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2012–1009] RIN 1625–AA11 Regulated Navigation Area; Recovery Operations, the Port of New York and New Jersey, NJ and NY Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary interim rule and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) encompassing all waters of the Sector New York and Captain of the Port (COTP) New York Zone south of the George Washington Bridge at mile 11.0 on the Hudson River and west of the Hell Gate Railroad bridge at mile 8.2 on the East River. This action is necessary to prevent maritime traffic from interfering with spilled oil recovery operations, removal of sunken recreational vessels, debris, and cargo containers, and to ensure the safety of the response crews on scene. It will do SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NOR1.SGM 21NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2011-0937]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, La Crosse, WI

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that 
governs the Canadian Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Black River 
at Mile 1.0 near La Crosse, Wisconsin. The drawspan shall immediately 
open upon demand once the vessel requiring an opening establishes 
contact with the remote operator located in Minneapolis,

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Minnesota, via radiotelephone on VHF-FM Channel 16, or by standard 
telephone calling (507) 895-6087. The remote drawbridge operator will 
ensure the drawspan can safely be opened, immediate move it to the open 
to navigation position, and then maintain constant contact with the 
vessel until it has completely transited the bridge.

DATES: This rule is effective November 21, 2012.

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-2011-0937 and are available online by 
going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-0937 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 email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, 
Coast Guard; telephone 314-269-2378, email Eric.Washburn@uscg.mil. If 
you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Regulatory History and Information

    On November 14, 2011, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) entitled Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, La 
Crosse, Wisconsin, in the Federal Register (76 FR 70384). We received 
no comments on the rule. A public meeting was held on November 29, 
2011, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, at which no objections were presented 
against the rule. On June 15, 2012, through July 15, 2012, we 
authorized a test deviation period to gauge the effects of the rule on 
the waterway users. No objections were presented during or after the 
test deviation period.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The Black River is a navigable waterway of the United States from 
its mouth at mile 698.2 of the Upper Mississippi River, to 
approximately mile 3.0. Heavy recreational vessel traffic can be found 
along the length of the river and commercial navigation primarily 
operates up to mile 1.4. In this reach commercial barge operations 
handle cement, chemical, and fuel products at various loading 
terminals. A large recreational vessel manufacturer and marine repair 
facility are also located within this stretch of river.
    In order to reduce wait time for requested drawbridge openings, 
while also reducing operating costs, Canadian Pacific requested a 
change to operation of this drawbridge. Canadian Pacific proposed that 
the drawbridge be operated via a procedure where vessels contact a 
remote drawbridge operator through VHF-FM Channel 16 or telephone (507) 
895-6087 and request an opening. The remote operator would then ensure 
that no trains are in the block and then open the drawspan as 
appropriate. Once opened to navigation, the drawbridge would remain 
raised until the remote operator verifies safe passage of the vessel by 
means of radio or telephone confirmation with the passing vessel, video 
monitoring, and boat detection equipment.

C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule

    The Coast Guard provided a comment period of 60 days in which no 
comments were received.

D. Regulatory Analyses

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

1. Regulatory Planning and Review

    This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) 
of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as 
supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and 
Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential 
costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of order 12866 or under 
section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget 
has not reviewed it under that Order.
    The impact of this regulatory action upon the current regulatory 
text is that it communicates a change in the procedure to open the 
drawbridge. Specifically, this action changes the regulatory text from 
``The draw of the CP Rail railroad bridge, mile 1.0 at La Crosse, shall 
open on signal if at least two hours notice is given'' to ``The 
drawspan of the Canadian Pacific Railroad Bridge, mile 1.0, at La 
Crosse, Wisconsin is operated by a remote operator located at the 
Canadian Pacific Railway Minneapolis Operations Center, in Minneapolis, 
Minnesota. Drawspan shall open upon demand by contacting remote 
operator via VHF-FM Channel 16 or telephone (507) 895-6087.''

2. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. 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 received no comments from the Small Business 
Administration on this rule. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 
605(b) that this rule would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    This action is based on the expected reduction in wait time for 
drawspan openings and will not impact the local businesses, 
organizations, or government entities in the community.
    This 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. The Coast Guard 
provided a comment period of 60 days in which no comments were 
received.

12. 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. The Coast Guard provided a comment period 
of 60 days in which no comments were received.

13. Technical Standards

    This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not 
consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. The Coast Guard 
provided a

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comment period of 60 days in which no comments were received.

14. 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.
    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

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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. Revise Sec.  117.1081 to read as follows:


Sec.  117.1081  Black River.

    The drawspan of the Canadian Pacific Railroad Bridge, mile 1.0, at 
La Crosse, Wisconsin is operated by remote operator located at the 
Canadian Pacific Railway Minneapolis Operations Center, in Minneapolis, 
Minnesota. Drawspan shall open upon demand by contacting remote 
operator via VHF-FM Channel 16 or telephone (507) 895-6087.

    Dated: October 31, 2012.
Roy A. Nash,
Rear Admiral, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-28285 Filed 11-20-12; 8:45 am]
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