Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Sarasota, FL, 10444-10446 [2017-02896]

Download as PDF 10444 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 28 Monday, February 13, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2008-0076 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. Dr. Colin D. Stewart, Assistant Director, Pests, Pathogens, and Biocontrol Permits Branch, Plant Health Programs, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851– 2237. 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This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450, 7701–7772, 7781– 7786, and 8301–8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Done in Washington, DC, this 7th day of February 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–02871 Filed 2–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0330] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Sarasota, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule of four bridges across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; Stickney Point, mile 68.6, Siesta Drive, mile 71.6, Cortez, mile, 87.4 and Anna Maria, mile 89.2, Drawbridges, Sarasota, FL. The request was made to the Coast Guard to change the operation of four drawbridges due to an increase in vehicle traffic throughout these areas at all times of the year. This proposed rulemaking would change the bridges’ operating schedule from a three times an hour opening schedule to a twice an hour opening schedule throughout the year. DATES: All comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2016–0330 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. SUMMARY: If you have questions about this proposed rule, call or email, LT Ashley Holm, Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg, Florida; telephone (813) 228–2191 x8105, email Ashley.E.Holm@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking Pub. L. Public Law § Section U.S.C. United States Code E:\FR\FM\13FEP1.SGM 13FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 28 / Monday, February 13, 2017 / Proposed Rules III. Discussion of Proposed Rule jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS II. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis The Metropolitan Planning Office for Sarasota and Manatee Counties, along with the concurrence of the local mayors, have requested that the Coast Guard consider changing the bridge operating regulations for four bridges in this area to allow for the increase of vehicular traffic which is no longer associated with just the tourist season as in the past. For this reason, the Coast Guard is proposing to change the four bridge schedules to provide for both the reasonable needs of navigation and those of land transportation. The bridge owner, Florida Department of Transportation, concurs with these recommendations. The current operating schedule for the Stickney Point Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GICW) mile 68.6, South Sarasota, Florida, opens on demand per 33 CFR 117.5. This bridge has a vertical clearance of 18 feet in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet between fenders. This proposed rulemaking recommends that this bridge be changed to a twice an hour schedule from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, opening on the hour and half-hour. The current operating regulation of the Siesta Drive Bridge, mile 71.6 at Sarasota, Florida is published in 33 CFR 117.287(c). This bridge has a vertical clearance of 25 feet in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet between fenders. This proposed rulemaking recommends that this drawbridge be changed to a twice an hour schedule from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, opening on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour. The current operating regulation of the Cortez (SR 684) Bridge, mile 87.4, is published in 33 CFR 117.287(d)(1). This drawbridge has a vertical clearance of 22 feet in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet between fenders. This proposed rulemaking recommends that this drawbridge be changed to a twice an hour schedule from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, opening on the hour and half-hour. The current operating regulation of the Anna Maria (SR 64) (Manatee Avenue West) Bridge, mile 89.2, is published in 33 CFR 117.287(d)(2). This drawbridge has a vertical clearance of 24 feet in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet between fenders. This proposed rulemaking recommends that this drawbridge be changed to a twice an hour schedule from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, opening on the hour and half-hour. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:39 Feb 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 The Coast Guard proposes to amend the regulations of four drawbridges across the GCIW in the Sarasota County, Florida area. The proposed rulemakings would allow the bridges to open twice an hour rather than three times an hour or on-demand depending on the bridge to assist in reducing vehicular traffic problems. This rule proposes to amend 33 CFR 117.287 as follows: The Stickney Point Bridge, GICW mile 68.6, South Sarasota, Florida, will be added as paragraph (c)(1). This proposed rulemaking recommends that this bridge be changed to a twice an hour schedule from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, opening on the hour and halfhour. This will align this bridge’s schedule with the opening schedule of the other bridges to the north. The Siesta Drive Bridge, mile 71.6, at Sarasota, Florida, will be added as (c)(2). This proposed rulemaking recommends that this bridge be changed to a twice an hour schedule from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, opening on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour. This will align this bridge’s schedule with the opening schedule of the other bridges to the north and south. Paragraph (d)(1) will be amended so that the Cortez (SR 684) Bridge, mile 87.4, opens twice an hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, opening on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour. This will align this bridge’s schedule with the opening schedule of the other bridges to the north and south. Paragraph (d)(2) will be amended so that the Anna Maria (SR 64) (Manatee Avenue West) Bridge, mile 89.2, opens twice an hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, opening on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour. This will align this bridge’s schedule with the opening schedule of the other bridges to the south. These proposed changes will meet the reasonable needs of vessel traffic passing through the bridges while taking into account the reasonable needs of other modes of transportation. IV. 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 and Executive Orders. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 10445 necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This NPRM has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. This regulation change will not have a significant impact on navigation in this area as these proposed schedules will allow for vessels to pass through these bridges with minimum disruption. This regulatory action determination is further based on the ability that this meets the reasonable needs of both navigation and other modes of transportation. Vessels not requiring an opening may pass at any time. B. 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 proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the bridge may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A above this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. 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 proposed 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 section. The Coast Guard will E:\FR\FM\13FEP1.SGM 13FEP1 10446 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 28 / Monday, February 13, 2017 / Proposed Rules not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This proposed rule would call for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Government 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 proposed rule under that Order and have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 13132. Also, this proposed rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If you believe this proposed rule has implications for federalism or Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS E. 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 proposed rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this proposed rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this proposed 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 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:39 Feb 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 preliminary determination 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 proposed rule simply promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review, under paragraph 32(e) of Figure 2–1 of Commandant Instruction M16475.1D. Under paragraph 32(e) of Figure 2–1 of Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this rule. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. V. Public Participation and Request for Comments We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 15086). Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, and all public comments, are in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that Web site’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 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; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Amend § 117.287 by revising paragraphs (c), (d)(1), and (d)(2) as follows: ■ § 117.287 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. * * * * * (c)(1) The Stickney Point Bridge, GICW mile 68.6, South Sarasota, Florida shall open on signal, except that from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily, the draw need only open on the hour and half-hour. (c)(2) The draw of the Siesta Drive Bridge, mile 71.6 at Sarasota, Florida shall open on signal, except that from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily, the draw need only open on the hour and half-hour. (d)(1) The draw of the Cortez (SR 684) Bridge, mile 87.4. The draw shall open on signal, except that from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily, the draw need only open on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour. (d)(2) The draw of the Anna Maria (SR 64) (Manatee Avenue West) Bridge, mile 89.2. The draw shall open on signal, except that from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily, the draw need only open on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour. * * * * * S.A. Buschman, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–02896 Filed 2–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 45 CFR Part 1609 Fee-Generating Cases Legal Services Corporation. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: This proposed rule revises the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation regarding feegenerating cases. This proposed rule clarifies the definition of ‘‘fee-generating case,’’ clarifies that brief advice is permitted by the regulation, and revises how a recipient accounts for attorneys’ fees awards. DATES: Comments must be submitted by March 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13FEP1.SGM 13FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 28 (Monday, February 13, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0330]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, 
Sarasota, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule of 
four bridges across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; Stickney Point, 
mile 68.6, Siesta Drive, mile 71.6, Cortez, mile, 87.4 and Anna Maria, 
mile 89.2, Drawbridges, Sarasota, FL. The request was made to the Coast 
Guard to change the operation of four drawbridges due to an increase in 
vehicle traffic throughout these areas at all times of the year. This 
proposed rulemaking would change the bridges' operating schedule from a 
three times an hour opening schedule to a twice an hour opening 
schedule throughout the year.

DATES: All comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before April 14, 2017.

ADDRESSES:  You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2016-0330 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public Participation and Request for 
Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for 
instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
proposed rule, call or email, LT Ashley Holm, Coast Guard Sector St 
Petersburg, Florida; telephone (813) 228-2191 x8105, email 
Ashley.E.Holm@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
Pub. L. Public Law
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

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II. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis

    The Metropolitan Planning Office for Sarasota and Manatee Counties, 
along with the concurrence of the local mayors, have requested that the 
Coast Guard consider changing the bridge operating regulations for four 
bridges in this area to allow for the increase of vehicular traffic 
which is no longer associated with just the tourist season as in the 
past. For this reason, the Coast Guard is proposing to change the four 
bridge schedules to provide for both the reasonable needs of navigation 
and those of land transportation. The bridge owner, Florida Department 
of Transportation, concurs with these recommendations.
    The current operating schedule for the Stickney Point Bridge, Gulf 
Intracoastal Waterway (GICW) mile 68.6, South Sarasota, Florida, opens 
on demand per 33 CFR 117.5. This bridge has a vertical clearance of 18 
feet in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet 
between fenders. This proposed rulemaking recommends that this bridge 
be changed to a twice an hour schedule from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, 
opening on the hour and half-hour.
    The current operating regulation of the Siesta Drive Bridge, mile 
71.6 at Sarasota, Florida is published in 33 CFR 117.287(c). This 
bridge has a vertical clearance of 25 feet in the closed position and a 
horizontal clearance of 90 feet between fenders. This proposed 
rulemaking recommends that this drawbridge be changed to a twice an 
hour schedule from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, opening on the quarter hour 
and three-quarter hour.
    The current operating regulation of the Cortez (SR 684) Bridge, 
mile 87.4, is published in 33 CFR 117.287(d)(1). This drawbridge has a 
vertical clearance of 22 feet in the closed position and a horizontal 
clearance of 90 feet between fenders. This proposed rulemaking 
recommends that this drawbridge be changed to a twice an hour schedule 
from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, opening on the hour and half-hour.
    The current operating regulation of the Anna Maria (SR 64) (Manatee 
Avenue West) Bridge, mile 89.2, is published in 33 CFR 117.287(d)(2). 
This drawbridge has a vertical clearance of 24 feet in the closed 
position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet between fenders. This 
proposed rulemaking recommends that this drawbridge be changed to a 
twice an hour schedule from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, opening on the hour 
and half-hour.

III. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The Coast Guard proposes to amend the regulations of four 
drawbridges across the GCIW in the Sarasota County, Florida area. The 
proposed rulemakings would allow the bridges to open twice an hour 
rather than three times an hour or on-demand depending on the bridge to 
assist in reducing vehicular traffic problems.
    This rule proposes to amend 33 CFR 117.287 as follows:
    The Stickney Point Bridge, GICW mile 68.6, South Sarasota, Florida, 
will be added as paragraph (c)(1). This proposed rulemaking recommends 
that this bridge be changed to a twice an hour schedule from 6 a.m. to 
7 p.m. daily, opening on the hour and half-hour. This will align this 
bridge's schedule with the opening schedule of the other bridges to the 
north.
    The Siesta Drive Bridge, mile 71.6, at Sarasota, Florida, will be 
added as (c)(2). This proposed rulemaking recommends that this bridge 
be changed to a twice an hour schedule from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, 
opening on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour. This will align 
this bridge's schedule with the opening schedule of the other bridges 
to the north and south.
    Paragraph (d)(1) will be amended so that the Cortez (SR 684) 
Bridge, mile 87.4, opens twice an hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, 
opening on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour. This will align 
this bridge's schedule with the opening schedule of the other bridges 
to the north and south.
    Paragraph (d)(2) will be amended so that the Anna Maria (SR 64) 
(Manatee Avenue West) Bridge, mile 89.2, opens twice an hour from 6 
a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, opening on the quarter hour and three-quarter 
hour. This will align this bridge's schedule with the opening schedule 
of the other bridges to the south.
    These proposed changes will meet the reasonable needs of vessel 
traffic passing through the bridges while taking into account the 
reasonable needs of other modes of transportation.

IV. 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 and Executive Orders.

A. Regulatory Planning and Review

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of 
quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing 
rules, and of promoting flexibility. This NPRM has not been designated 
a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 12866. 
Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management 
and Budget.
    This regulation change will not have a significant impact on 
navigation in this area as these proposed schedules will allow for 
vessels to pass through these bridges with minimum disruption. This 
regulatory action determination is further based on the ability that 
this meets the reasonable needs of both navigation and other modes of 
transportation. Vessels not requiring an opening may pass at any time.

B. 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 
proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the 
bridge may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A 
above this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact 
on any vessel owner or operator.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.
    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 proposed 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 
section. The Coast Guard will

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not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about 
this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

    This proposed rule would call for no new collection of information 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Government

    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 proposed rule under that Order and 
have determined that it is consistent with the fundamental federalism 
principles and preemption requirements described in Executive Order 
13132.
    Also, this proposed rule does not have tribal implications under 
Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on 
one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal 
Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. If 
you believe this proposed rule has implications for federalism or 
Indian tribes, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section.

E. 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 proposed rule will not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this 
proposed rule elsewhere in this preamble.

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this proposed 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 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have made 
a preliminary determination 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 proposed rule simply promulgates 
the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. Normally such 
actions are categorically excluded from further review, under paragraph 
32(e) of Figure 2-1 of Commandant Instruction M16475.1D.
    Under paragraph 32(e) of Figure 2-1 of Commandant Instruction 
M16475.1D, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical 
exclusion determination are not required for this rule. We seek any 
comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant 
environmental impact from this proposed rule.

V. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, 
and will consider all comments and material received during the comment 
period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If 
you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the 
docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal 
Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal 
Register (70 FR 15086).
    Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, 
and all public comments, are in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that Web site's 
instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up 
for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a 
final rule is published.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117

    Bridges.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend 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; and Department of 
Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. Amend Sec.  117.287 by revising paragraphs (c), (d)(1), and (d)(2) 
as follows:


Sec.  117.287   Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

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    (c)(1) The Stickney Point Bridge, GICW mile 68.6, South Sarasota, 
Florida shall open on signal, except that from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily, 
the draw need only open on the hour and half-hour.
    (c)(2) The draw of the Siesta Drive Bridge, mile 71.6 at Sarasota, 
Florida shall open on signal, except that from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily, 
the draw need only open on the hour and half-hour.
    (d)(1) The draw of the Cortez (SR 684) Bridge, mile 87.4. The draw 
shall open on signal, except that from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily, the 
draw need only open on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour.
    (d)(2) The draw of the Anna Maria (SR 64) (Manatee Avenue West) 
Bridge, mile 89.2. The draw shall open on signal, except that from 6 
a.m. to 7 p.m., daily, the draw need only open on the quarter hour and 
three-quarter hour.
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S.A. Buschman,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. 2017-02896 Filed 2-10-17; 8:45 am]
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