Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg Beach, FL, 47002-47003 [2014-18865]

Download as PDF 47002 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 155 / Tuesday, August 12, 2014 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 2 TO § 165.T01–0446 Swim Events 1 Island Beach Two Mile Swim ............................................................. Dated: July 25, 2014. E.J. Cubanski, III, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound. email Mr. Gene Stratton, Coast Guard; telephone 305–415–6744, email allen.e.stratton@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. [FR Doc. 2014–19054 Filed 8–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY A. Regulatory History and Information Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0437] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg Beach, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 114, St Petersburg Beach, Florida. The drawbridge was replaced with a fixed bridge in 2014 and the operating regulation is no longer applicable or necessary. SUMMARY: DATES: This rule is effective August 12, 2014. The docket for this final rule, [USCG–2014–0437] 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 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:41 Aug 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Date: August 9, 2014. • Time: 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. • Location: All waters of Captain Harbor between Little Captain’s Island and Bower’s Island that are located within the box formed by connecting four points in the following positions. Beginning at 40°59′23.35″ N 073°36′42.05″ W, then northwest to 40°59′51.04″ N 073°37′57.32″ W, then southwest to 40°59′45.17″ N 073°38′01.18″ W, then southeast to 40°59′17.38″ N 073°36′45.90″ W, then northeast to the beginning point at 40°59′23.35″ N 073°36′42.05″ W (NAD 83). All positions are approximate. 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 Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ Bridge, that once required draw operations in 33 CFR 117.287(e), was removed from Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 114.0 and replaced with a fixed bridge in 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 for 1 year and this rule merely requires an administrative change, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Therefore, a delayed effective date is unnecessary. B. Basis and Purpose The Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 114.0 was removed and replaced with a fixed bridge in 2014. It has come to the attention of the Coast Guard that the governing regulation for this drawbridge was never removed subsequent to the completion of the fixed bridge that replaced it. The elimination of this drawbridge necessitates the removal of the drawbridge operation regulation, 33 CFR 117.287(e), that pertains to the former drawbridge. The purpose of this rule is to remove paragraph (e) of 33 CFR 117.287 that refers to the Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ Bridge at mile 114.0, from the Code of Federal Regulations since it governs a bridge that is no longer able to be opened. C. Discussion of Rule The Coast Guard is changing the regulation in 33 CFR 117.287(e) by removing restrictions and the regulatory burden related to the draw operations for this bridge that is no longer in existence [is no longer a drawbridge]. The change removes the paragraph (e) of the regulation governing the Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ Bridge since the bridge has been replaced with a fixed bridge and the old bascule bridge was removed from the waterway. This Final Rule seeks to update the Code of Federal Regulations by removing language that governs the operation of the Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ Bridge, which no longer operates as a drawbridge. This change does not affect waterway or land traffic. This change does not affect nor does it alter the operating schedules in 33 CFR 117.287 that govern the remaining active drawbridges on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and E:\FR\FM\12AUR1.SGM 12AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 155 / Tuesday, August 12, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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. 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. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will have no effect on small entities since this drawbridge has been removed and replaced with 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 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 rule under that Order and VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:41 Aug 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. 47003 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 that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule simply removes the operating regulations or procedures for a fixed 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. 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. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 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. PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 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. Bridges. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 117 as follows: 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. § 117.287 [Amended] 2. In § 117.287, remove and reserve paragraph (e). ■ Dated: June 18, 2014. J.H. Korn, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–18865 Filed 8–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P 11. Energy Effects This action is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\12AUR1.SGM 12AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 155 (Tuesday, August 12, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 47002-47003]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18865]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0437]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. 
Petersburg Beach, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation 
regulation for the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``C'' Bridge across the 
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 114, St Petersburg Beach, Florida. The 
drawbridge was replaced with a fixed bridge in 2014 and the operating 
regulation is no longer applicable or necessary.

DATES: This rule is effective August 12, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this final rule, [USCG-2014-0437] 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 Mr. Gene Stratton, Coast Guard; telephone 305-415-6744, 
email allen.e.stratton@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 Pinellas Bayway Structure ``C'' 
Bridge, that once required draw operations in 33 CFR 117.287(e), was 
removed from Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 114.0 and replaced with a 
fixed bridge in 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 
for 1 year and this rule merely requires an administrative change, 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 Pinellas Bayway Structure ``C'' Bridge across the Gulf 
Intracoastal Waterway mile 114.0 was removed and replaced with a fixed 
bridge in 2014. It has come to the attention of the Coast Guard that 
the governing regulation for this drawbridge was never removed 
subsequent to the completion of the fixed bridge that replaced it. The 
elimination of this drawbridge necessitates the removal of the 
drawbridge operation regulation, 33 CFR 117.287(e), that pertains to 
the former drawbridge.
    The purpose of this rule is to remove paragraph (e) of 33 CFR 
117.287 that refers to the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``C'' Bridge at 
mile 114.0, from the Code of Federal Regulations since it governs a 
bridge that is no longer able to be opened.

C. Discussion of Rule

    The Coast Guard is changing the regulation in 33 CFR 117.287(e) by 
removing restrictions and the regulatory burden related to the draw 
operations for this bridge that is no longer in existence [is no longer 
a drawbridge]. The change removes the paragraph (e) of the regulation 
governing the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``C'' Bridge since the bridge 
has been replaced with a fixed bridge and the old bascule bridge was 
removed from the waterway. This Final Rule seeks to update the Code of 
Federal Regulations by removing language that governs the operation of 
the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``C'' Bridge, which no longer operates as 
a drawbridge. This change does not affect waterway or land traffic. 
This change does not affect nor does it alter the operating schedules 
in 33 CFR 117.287 that govern the remaining active drawbridges on the 
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

D. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and

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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.
    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. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    This rule will have no effect on small entities since this 
drawbridge has been removed and replaced with 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 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 that do not 
individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human 
environment. This rule simply removes the operating regulations or 
procedures for a fixed 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.


Sec.  117.287  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  117.287, remove and reserve paragraph (e).

    Dated: June 18, 2014.
J.H. Korn,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. 2014-18865 Filed 8-11-14; 8:45 am]
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