Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ, 44693-44695 [2014-18278]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Rules and Regulations give legally enforceable orders to persons or vessels within the regatta area, and take other actions authorized by the Captain of the Port. The Patrol Commander will be aboard either a Coast Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel. The Patrol Commander may be contacted on Channel 16 (156.8 MHZ) by the call sign ‘‘Coast Guard Patrol Commander.’’ Dated: July 16, 2014. S.B. Lemasters, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Sector Detroit. [FR Doc. 2014–18287 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2013–1018] Special Local Regulation; Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race, Lake Washington, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race Special Local Regulation on Lake Washington, WA from 8:00 a.m. on August 1, 2014 through 11:59 p.m. on August 3, 2014 during hydroplane race times. This action is necessary to ensure public safety from the inherent dangers associated with high-speed races while allowing access for rescue personnel in the event of an emergency. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel will be allowed to enter the regulated area without the permission of the Captain of the Port, on-scene Patrol Commander or Designated Representative. SUMMARY: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1301 will be enforced from 8:00 a.m. on August 1, 2014 through 11:59 p.m. on August 3, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call or email LTJG Johnny Zeng, Sector Puget Sound Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 206– 217–6175, email SectorPugetSoundWWM@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race Special Local Regulation in 33 CFR 100.1301 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 from 8:00 a.m. on August 1, 2014 through 11:59 p.m. on August 3, 2014. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.1301, the Coast Guard will restrict general navigation in the following area: All waters of Lake Washington bounded by the Interstate 90 (Mercer Island/ Lacey V. Murrow) Bridge, the western shore of Lake Washington, and the east/ west line drawn tangent to Bailey Peninsula and along the shoreline of Mercer Island. The regulated area has been divided into two zones. The zones are separated by a line perpendicular from the I–90 Bridge to the northwest corner of the East log boom and a line extending from the southeast corner of the East log boom to the southeast corner of the hydroplane race course and then to the northerly tip of Ohlers Island in Andrews Bay. The western zone is designated Zone I, the eastern zone, Zone II. (Refer to NOAA Chart 18447). The Coast Guard will maintain a patrol consisting of Coast Guard vessels, assisted by Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels, in Zone II. The Coast Guard patrol of this area is under the direction of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander (the ‘‘Patrol Commander’’). The Patrol Commander is empowered to control the movement of vessels on the racecourse and in the adjoining waters during the periods this regulation is in effect. The Patrol Commander may be assisted by other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Only vessels authorized by the Patrol Commander may be allowed to enter Zone I during the hours this regulation is in effect. Vessels in the vicinity of Zone I shall maneuver and anchor as directed by the Patrol Commander. During the times in which the regulation is in effect, the following rules shall apply: (1) Swimming, wading, or otherwise entering the water in Zone I by any person is prohibited while hydroplane boats are on the racecourse. At other times in Zone I, any person entering the water from the shoreline shall remain west of the swim line, denoted by buoys, and any person entering the water from the log boom shall remain within ten (10) feet of the log boom. (2) Any person swimming or otherwise entering the water in Zone II shall remain within ten (10) feet of a vessel. (3) Rafting to a log boom will be limited to groups of three vessels. (4) Up to six (6) vessels may raft together in Zone II if none of the vessels are secured to a log boom. Only vessels authorized by the Patrol Commander, other law enforcement agencies or event PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 44693 sponsors shall be permitted to tow other watercraft or inflatable devices. (5) Vessels proceeding in either Zone I or Zone II during the hours this regulation is in effect shall do so only at speeds which will create minimum wake, seven (07) miles per hour or less. This maximum speed may be reduced at the discretion of the Patrol Commander. (6) Upon completion of the daily racing activities, all vessels leaving either Zone I or Zone II shall proceed at speeds of seven (07) miles per hour or less. The maximum speed may be reduced at the discretion of the Patrol Commander. (7) A succession of sharp, short signals by whistle or horn from vessels patrolling the areas under the direction of the Patrol Commander shall serve as signal to stop. Vessels signaled shall stop and shall comply with the orders of the patrol vessel; failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both. The Captain of the Port may be assisted by other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.1301 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, he or she may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. Dated: July 21, 2014. T.A. Griffitts, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Acting Captain of the Port, Puget Sound. [FR Doc. 2014–18286 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0710] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the New Jersey State Route 44 lift bridge over Mantua Creek at mile marker 1.7, near Paulsboro, NJ. The new rule will change the time of year that the bridge opens on signal. For the months that no SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01AUR1.SGM 01AUR1 44694 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Rules and Regulations longer open on signal, the bridge will open with four hours advanced notice. DATES: This rule is effective September 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2013–0710]. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to 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 rulemaking. 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 Mrs. Jessica Shea, Fifth Coast Guard District Bridge Administration Division, Coast Guard; telephone 757– 398–6422, email jessica.c.shea2@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking NJDOT New Jersey Department of Transportation § Symbol U.S.C. United States Code A. Regulatory History and Information On October 28, 2013, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled, ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ’’ in the Federal Register (78 FR 64186). We received no comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. B. Basis and Purpose The bridge owner, NJDOT, requested a change in the operation regulation at 33 CFR 117.729(b) for the State Route 44 bridge, mile 1.7, across Mantua Creek. The majority of vessels that use this waterway are recreational boats that travel during the summer and fall months of May through October. The current operating schedule requires openings on signal from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. between the months of March, April, and November and a 4 hour advance notice at all other times. NJDOT provided the Coast Guard with the bridge tender logs dating back to 2007 to illustrate the marine traffic patterns on Mantua Creek. Based on the information provided by the bridge tenders there have been very few requests requiring openings between March 1 through April 30 and November 1 through November 30 during the 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. time period. (See Table A) TABLE A—BRIDGE OPENINGS FOR JANUARY 2007–JUNE 2013 Month 2013 January .................................................... February ................................................... March ....................................................... April .......................................................... May .......................................................... June ......................................................... July ........................................................... August ...................................................... September ................................................ October .................................................... November ................................................. December ................................................. 2 0 0 0 6 0 .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... 2 4 3 12 72 97 59 61 66 20 12 1 0 0 4 10 43 93 107 43 27 13 3 0 0 0 0 5 43 46 73 81 59 21 4 0 11 0 0 18 20 10 23 41 10 10 8 0 0 0 1 4 11 31 27 64 29 25 47 1 0 0 4 4 13 30 17 19 26 23 7 0 Total .................................................. .................... 409 343 332 151 240 143 The vertical clearance of the vertical lift bridge is 5 feet above mean high water in the closed position and 64 feet above mean high water in the open position. In order to align the operating schedule with the observed marine traffic since 2007, the open on demand requirement for March 1 through April 30 and November 1 through November 30 is being revised such that the draw shall open with a 4 hour advance notice. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule The Coast Guard provided a comment period of 60 days and no comments were received therefore no changes were made. Under this rule, if vessels require an opening during any time of the year outside the summer and fall season (May through October) or between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., the bridge VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 2012 2011 2010 will open with a 4 hour advanced notice. The impact to vessels of the proposed change to the regulation is that vessels which require openings during March, April or November will need to provide 4 hours advanced notice. D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed 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 Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2009 2008 2007 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 those Orders. Fewer than 20 vessels per year based on NJDOT bridge tender logs will be impacted by this change. This regulation change should not have an adverse effect on their transit because the bridge is able to open if the mariner provides at least 4 hours of advance notice. 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 E:\FR\FM\01AUR1.SGM 01AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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 will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule amends the months of the year that the draw opens on signal when it is documented that vessel traffic is low. Additionally, vessels may still request an opening with 4 hours advanced notice during the months of March, April and November. 3. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. 4. 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). emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES 5. 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 rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 6. 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. 44695 That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. 13. Technical Standards This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment 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. 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 that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. 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. 9. Civil Justice Reform List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 7. 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. 8. Taking of Private Property 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. 10. 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. 11. 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. 12. Energy Effects This action is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 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 § 117.729(b) to read as follows: ■ § 117.729 Mantua Creek. * * * * * (b) The draw of the S.R. 44 bridge, mile 1.7, at Paulsboro, shall open on signal from May 1 through October 31 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and shall open on signal at all other times upon four hours notice. Dated: July 17, 2014. Stephen P. Metruck, Rear Admiral, United States Coast Guard Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–18278 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\01AUR1.SGM 01AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0710]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that 
governs the New Jersey State Route 44 lift bridge over Mantua Creek at 
mile marker 1.7, near Paulsboro, NJ. The new rule will change the time 
of year that the bridge opens on signal. For the months that no

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longer open on signal, the bridge will open with four hours advanced 
notice.

DATES: This rule is effective September 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket 
[USCG-2013-0710]. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to 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 rulemaking. 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 Mrs. Jessica Shea, Fifth Coast Guard District Bridge 
Administration Division, Coast Guard; telephone 757-398-6422, email 
jessica.c.shea2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-
366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Acronyms

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
NJDOT New Jersey Department of Transportation
Sec.  Symbol
U.S.C. United States Code

A. Regulatory History and Information

    On October 28, 2013, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) entitled, ``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, 
Paulsboro, NJ'' in the Federal Register (78 FR 64186). We received no 
comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and 
none was held.

B. Basis and Purpose

    The bridge owner, NJDOT, requested a change in the operation 
regulation at 33 CFR 117.729(b) for the State Route 44 bridge, mile 
1.7, across Mantua Creek. The majority of vessels that use this 
waterway are recreational boats that travel during the summer and fall 
months of May through October. The current operating schedule requires 
openings on signal from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. between the months of March, 
April, and November and a 4 hour advance notice at all other times. 
NJDOT provided the Coast Guard with the bridge tender logs dating back 
to 2007 to illustrate the marine traffic patterns on Mantua Creek. 
Based on the information provided by the bridge tenders there have been 
very few requests requiring openings between March 1 through April 30 
and November 1 through November 30 during the 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. time 
period. (See Table A)

                                                   Table A--Bridge Openings for January 2007-June 2013
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                            Month                                  2013         2012         2011         2010         2009         2008         2007
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January......................................................            2            2            0            0           11            0            0
February.....................................................            0            4            0            0            0            0            0
March........................................................            0            3            4            0            0            1            4
April........................................................            0           12           10            5           18            4            4
May..........................................................            6           72           43           43           20           11           13
June.........................................................            0           97           93           46           10           31           30
July.........................................................  ...........           59          107           73           23           27           17
August.......................................................  ...........           61           43           81           41           64           19
September....................................................  ...........           66           27           59           10           29           26
October......................................................  ...........           20           13           21           10           25           23
November.....................................................  ...........           12            3            4            8           47            7
December.....................................................  ...........            1            0            0            0            1            0
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    Total....................................................  ...........          409          343          332          151          240          143
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    The vertical clearance of the vertical lift bridge is 5 feet above 
mean high water in the closed position and 64 feet above mean high 
water in the open position. In order to align the operating schedule 
with the observed marine traffic since 2007, the open on demand 
requirement for March 1 through April 30 and November 1 through 
November 30 is being revised such that the draw shall open with a 4 
hour advance notice.

C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule

    The Coast Guard provided a comment period of 60 days and no 
comments were received therefore no changes were made.
    Under this rule, if vessels require an opening during any time of 
the year outside the summer and fall season (May through October) or 
between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., the bridge will open with a 4 
hour advanced notice. The impact to vessels of the proposed change to 
the regulation is that vessels which require openings during March, 
April or November will need to provide 4 hours advanced notice.

D. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this proposed 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 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 those Orders. Fewer than 20 vessels per year 
based on NJDOT bridge tender logs will be impacted by this change. This 
regulation change should not have an adverse effect on their transit 
because the bridge is able to open if the mariner provides at least 4 
hours of advance notice.

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

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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 will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. This rule amends the months of 
the year that the draw opens on signal when it is documented that 
vessel traffic is low. Additionally, vessels may still request an 
opening with 4 hours advanced notice during the months of March, April 
and November.

3. Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your 
small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have 
questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please 
contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, 
above.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to 
comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR 
(1-888-734-3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small 
entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or 
action of the Coast Guard.

4. 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).

5. 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 rule under that Order and have 
determined that it does not have implications for federalism.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. Technical Standards

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

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 that do not 
individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment. This rule promulgates the operating regulations or 
procedures for drawbridges. 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.  117.729(b) to read as follows:


Sec.  117.729  Mantua Creek.

* * * * *
    (b) The draw of the S.R. 44 bridge, mile 1.7, at Paulsboro, shall 
open on signal from May 1 through October 31 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., 
and shall open on signal at all other times upon four hours notice.

    Dated: July 17, 2014.
Stephen P. Metruck,
Rear Admiral, United States Coast Guard Commander, Fifth Coast Guard 
District.
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