Drawbridge Operation Regulation; West Pearl River, Pearl River, LA, 33862-33863 [2014-13280]

Download as PDF 33862 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 114 / Friday, June 13, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 29 U.S.C. 1301(a), 1302(b)(3), 1341, 1344, 1362. Appendix B to Part 4044—Interest Rates Used to Value Benefits 5. In appendix B to part 4044, an entry for July–September 2014 is added to the table to read as follows: * 4. The authority citation for part 4044 continues to read as follows: For valuation dates occurring in the month— The values of it are: it for t = it for t = it for t = * July–September 2014 * 0.0343 * 1–20 * 0.0366 * >20 * N/A * N/A PART 4044—ALLOCATION OF ASSETS IN SINGLE–EMPLOYER PLANS ■ ■ Issued in Washington, DC, on this 10th day of June 2014. Judith Starr, General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. 2014–13896 Filed 6–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–02–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY A. Regulatory History and Information Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0197] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; West Pearl River, Pearl River, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge across the West Pearl River, mile 22.1 at Pearl River Station, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The bridge was modified from a swing bridge to a fixed bridge and the current operating regulation is no longer necessary. SUMMARY: DATES: This rule is effective June 13, 2014. The docket for this final rule, [USCG–2014–0197] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this final rule. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jun 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 If you have questions on this rule, call or email Donna Gagliano, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email Donna.Gagliano@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Coast Guard is issuing this final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, that once required draw operations in 33 CFR 117.511(a), crossing the West Pearl River, was modified from a swing bridge to a fixed bridge in February 2014. Therefore, the regulation is no longer applicable and shall be removed from publication. It is unnecessary to publish an NPRM because this regulatory action does not purport to place any restrictions on mariners but rather removes a restriction that has no further use or value. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective in less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. The bridge has been a fixed bridge on the West Pearl River since February and this rule merely requires an administrative change to the Federal Register, in order to omit a regulatory requirement that is no longer applicable or necessary. The modification has PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * * * already taken place and the removal of the regulation will not affect mariners currently operating on this waterway. Therefore, a delayed effective date is unnecessary. B. Basis and Purpose The Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge across the West Pearl River, mile 22.1, was modified into a fixed bridge in February of 2014. The modification of this bridge from a drawbridge to a fixed bridge necessitates the removal of the drawbridge operation regulation governing this bridge as published in 33 CFR 117.511. The purpose of this rule is to remove the section of 33 CFR 117.511 that refers to the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge over West Pearl River at mile 22.1, which is paragraph (a), from the CFR since it governs a bridge that is no longer able to open. C. Discussion of Final Rule The Coast Guard is changing the regulation in 33 CFR 117.511 by removing restrictions and the regulatory burden related to the draw operations for the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, which has been modified from a swing bridge to a fixed bridge. The bridge was modified based on the known needs of existing vessel traffic in the area and no requests to open for over 10 years. The change removes paragraph (a) from 33 CFR 117.511, which is the section of the regulation governing the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge since the bridge is no longer be a drawbridge. D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 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 E:\FR\FM\13JNR1.SGM 13JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 114 / Friday, June 13, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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 that Order or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. The Coast Guard does not consider this rule to be ‘‘significant’’ under that Order because it is an administrative change and does not affect the way vessels operate on the waterway. 6. 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 (adjusted for inflation) 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. 2. Impact on Small Entities 7. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. 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. This rule will have no effect on small entities since this drawbridge has been modified to a fixed bridge and the regulation governing draw operations for this bridge is no longer applicable. There is no new restriction or regulation being imposed by this rule; therefore, the Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 3. 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). 4. Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. We have analyzed this final rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 5. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jun 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 8. 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. 9. 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 does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children. 10. 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. 11. Energy Effects This action is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. 33863 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 simply removes the operating regulations or procedures for a moveable bridge. 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 § 117.511 to read as follows: § 117.511 West Pearl River. The draw of the US 90 bridge, mile 7.9 near Pearlington, shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is given. Dated: May 19, 2014. Kevin S. Cook, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–13280 Filed 6–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0447] 12. Technical Standards This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington, Seattle, WA 13. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Evergreen E:\FR\FM\13JNR1.SGM 13JNR1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13280]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0197]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; West Pearl River, Pearl River, 
LA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation 
regulation for the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge across the West 
Pearl River, mile 22.1 at Pearl River Station, St. Tammany Parish, 
Louisiana. The bridge was modified from a swing bridge to a fixed 
bridge and the current operating regulation is no longer necessary.

DATES: This rule is effective June 13, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this final rule, [USCG-2014-0197] is 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the 
``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open Docket Folder on the 
line associated with this final rule. You may also visit the Docket 
Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
Department of Transportation West Building, 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 Donna Gagliano, Coast Guard; telephone 504-671-2128, 
email Donna.Gagliano@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Regulatory History and Information

    The Coast Guard is issuing this final rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the 
Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision 
authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and 
opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, 
that once required draw operations in 33 CFR 117.511(a), crossing the 
West Pearl River, was modified from a swing bridge to a fixed bridge in 
February 2014. Therefore, the regulation is no longer applicable and 
shall be removed from publication. It is unnecessary to publish an NPRM 
because this regulatory action does not purport to place any 
restrictions on mariners but rather removes a restriction that has no 
further use or value.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective in less than 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. The bridge has been a fixed bridge 
on the West Pearl River since February and this rule merely requires an 
administrative change to the Federal Register, in order to omit a 
regulatory requirement that is no longer applicable or necessary. The 
modification has already taken place and the removal of the regulation 
will not affect mariners currently operating on this waterway. 
Therefore, a delayed effective date is unnecessary.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge across the West Pearl River, 
mile 22.1, was modified into a fixed bridge in February of 2014. The 
modification of this bridge from a drawbridge to a fixed bridge 
necessitates the removal of the drawbridge operation regulation 
governing this bridge as published in 33 CFR 117.511.
    The purpose of this rule is to remove the section of 33 CFR 117.511 
that refers to the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge over West Pearl 
River at mile 22.1, which is paragraph (a), from the CFR since it 
governs a bridge that is no longer able to open.

C. Discussion of Final Rule

    The Coast Guard is changing the regulation in 33 CFR 117.511 by 
removing restrictions and the regulatory burden related to the draw 
operations for the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, which has been 
modified from a swing bridge to a fixed bridge. The bridge was modified 
based on the known needs of existing vessel traffic in the area and no 
requests to open for over 10 years. The change removes paragraph (a) 
from 33 CFR 117.511, which is the section of the regulation governing 
the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge since the bridge is no longer be a 
drawbridge.

D. Regulatory Analyses

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

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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 
that Order or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of 
Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders.
    The Coast Guard does not consider this rule to be ``significant'' 
under that Order because it is an administrative change and does not 
affect the way vessels operate on the waterway.

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.
    This rule will have no effect on small entities since this 
drawbridge has been modified to a fixed bridge and the regulation 
governing draw operations for this bridge is no longer applicable. 
There is no new restriction or regulation being imposed by this rule; 
therefore, the Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this 
final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities.

3. 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).

4. Federalism

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government. We have analyzed this final rule under that Order and have 
determined that it does not have implications for federalism.

5. Protest Activities

    The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. 
Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that 
your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or 
security of people, places or vessels.

6. 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 (adjusted for 
inflation) 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.

7. Taking of Private Property

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

8. 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.

9. 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 does not create an 
environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might 
disproportionately affect children.

10. 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.

11. Energy Effects

    This action is not a ``significant energy action'' under Executive 
Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect 
Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use.

12. Technical Standards

    This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not 
consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.

13. 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 simply removes the operating regulations or 
procedures for a moveable bridge. 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.  117.511 to read as follows:


Sec.  117.511  West Pearl River.

    The draw of the US 90 bridge, mile 7.9 near Pearlington, shall open 
on signal if at least four hours notice is given.

    Dated: May 19, 2014.
Kevin S. Cook,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-13280 Filed 6-12-14; 8:45 am]
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