Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington, Seattle, WA, 33863-33864 [2014-13904]

Download as PDF 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this drawbridge has been modified to a fixed bridge and the regulation governing draw operations for this bridge is no longer applicable.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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 33864 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 114 / Friday, June 13, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Point Floating (State Route 520 (SR 520)) Bridge across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate University of Washington commencement ceremony traffic. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9:30 a.m. on June 14, 2014 to 6 p.m. on June 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0447] 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 deviation. 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 temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7282, email Steven.M.Fischer3@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Washington State Department of Transportation has requested that the draw span of the Evergreen Point Floating (SR 520) Bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to accommodate University of Washington commencement ceremony traffic. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants. The Evergreen Point Floating (SR 520) Bridge provides three navigational openings for vessel passage, the movable floating span, subject to this closure, and two fixed navigational openings; one on the east end of the bridge and one on the west end. The fixed navigational opening on the east end of the bridge provides a horizontal clearance of 207 feet and a vertical clearance of 57 feet. The opening on the west end of the bridge provides a horizontal clearance of 206 feet and a vertical clearance of 44 feet. Vessels that are able to safely pass through the fixed navigational openings are allowed to do so during this closure period. Under normal conditions, during this time frame, the bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR § 117.1049(a) which states VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jun 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 the bridge shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is given. This deviation is effective from 9:30 a.m. on June 14, 2014 to 6 p.m. on June 14, 2014. The deviation allows the floating draw span of the SR 520 Lake Washington Bridge to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic from 9:30 a.m. on June 14, 2014 to 6 p.m. on June 14, 2014. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.1049(a) at all other times. Waterway usage on the Lake Washington Ship ranges from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed positions may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. 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: June 2, 2014. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 directed the Coast Guard to promulgate regulations as soon as practicable to ensure that tug escort requirements apply to these double hull tankers. DATES: This final rule is effective July 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2012–0975 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 online by going to http://www.regulations.gov and following the instructions on that Web site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Mr. Kevin Tone, Office of Operating and Environmental Standards, Coast Guard; telephone 202– 372–1441, email Kevin.P.Tone@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents for Preamble AGENCY: I. Abbreviations II. Regulatory History III. Basis and Purpose IV. Background V. Discussion of Comments VI. Discussion of the Rule VII. Regulatory Analyses A. Regulatory Planning and Review B. Small Entities C. Assistance for Small Entities D. Collection of Information E. Federalism F. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act G. Taking of Private Property H. Civil Justice Reform I. Protection of Children J. Indian Tribal Governments K. Energy Effects L. Technical Standards M. Environment ACTION: I. Abbreviations [FR Doc. 2014–13904 Filed 6–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 168 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0975] RIN 1625–AB96 Double Hull Tanker Escorts on the Waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. The Coast Guard is finalizing the escort requirements for double hull tankers over 5,000 gross tons transporting oil in bulk on the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska (PWS). This final rule mandates two tug escorts for these tankers. The Coast Guard previously published an interim rule on August 19, 2013. Section 711 of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Act Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security E.O. Executive Order FR Federal Register GT Gross tons NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking OPA 90 Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–380, 104 Stat. 484) PWS Prince William Sound, Alaska E:\FR\FM\13JNR1.SGM 13JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 114 (Friday, June 13, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-13904]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0447]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington, Seattle, WA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Evergreen

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Point Floating (State Route 520 (SR 520)) Bridge across Lake Washington 
at Seattle, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate University 
of Washington commencement ceremony traffic. This deviation allows the 
bridge to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event 
participants.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 9:30 a.m. on June 14, 2014 to 6 
p.m. on June 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0447] 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 deviation. 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 
temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge 
Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206-220-7282, 
email Steven.M.Fischer3@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Washington State Department of 
Transportation has requested that the draw span of the Evergreen Point 
Floating (SR 520) Bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to accommodate 
University of Washington commencement ceremony traffic. This deviation 
allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow safe 
movement of event participants. The Evergreen Point Floating (SR 520) 
Bridge provides three navigational openings for vessel passage, the 
movable floating span, subject to this closure, and two fixed 
navigational openings; one on the east end of the bridge and one on the 
west end. The fixed navigational opening on the east end of the bridge 
provides a horizontal clearance of 207 feet and a vertical clearance of 
57 feet. The opening on the west end of the bridge provides a 
horizontal clearance of 206 feet and a vertical clearance of 44 feet. 
Vessels that are able to safely pass through the fixed navigational 
openings are allowed to do so during this closure period. Under normal 
conditions, during this time frame, the bridge operates in accordance 
with 33 CFR Sec.  117.1049(a) which states the bridge shall open on 
signal if at least two hours notice is given. This deviation is 
effective from 9:30 a.m. on June 14, 2014 to 6 p.m. on June 14, 2014. 
The deviation allows the floating draw span of the SR 520 Lake 
Washington Bridge to remain in the closed position and need not open 
for maritime traffic from 9:30 a.m. on June 14, 2014 to 6 p.m. on June 
14, 2014. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.1049(a) 
at all other times. Waterway usage on the Lake Washington Ship ranges 
from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Vessels able to 
pass through the bridge in the closed positions may do so at anytime. 
The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there is no 
immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will 
also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast 
Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge 
so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact 
caused by the temporary deviation.
    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: June 2, 2014.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-13904 Filed 6-12-14; 8:45 am]
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