Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Halifax River), Daytona Beach, FL, 29065-29066 [2019-13207]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 120 / Friday, June 21, 2019 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Bridges. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 117 as follows: Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS [Docket No. USCG–2019–0388] 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Halifax River), Daytona Beach, FL RIN 1625–AA09 ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. ACTION: 2. Amend § 117.325 by adding paragraph (c) to read as follows: ■ § 117.325 St. Johns River. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES * * * * (c) The draw for the Buffalo Bluff CSX automated Railroad Bridge, St. Johns River, mile 94.5 at Satsuma, Putnam County, FL shall operate as follows: (1) The bridge is not tendered locally, but will be operated and monitored by a remote tender. (2) The bridge shall have local and mechanical override capabilities over the remote operation. (3) Marine radio communication shall be maintained with mariners near the bridge for the safety of navigation. Visual monitoring of the waterway shall be maintained with the use of cameras and the detection of vessels under the span shall be accomplished with detection sensors. (4) The span is normally in the fully open position and will display green lights to indicate that the span is fully open. (5) When a train approaches, the remote tender shall monitor for vessels approaching the bridge. The remote tender shall warn approaching vessels via marine radio, channel 9 VHF of a bridge lowering. The remote tender may also be contacted via telephone at (386) 649–8538. (6) Provided the sensors do not detect a vessel under the span, the tender shall initiate the span lowering sequence, which includes the sounding of a horn and the displaying of red lights. The span will remain in the down position for a minimum of eight minutes or for the entire time the approach track circuit is occupied. (7) After the train has cleared the bridge track circuit, the span shall open and the green lights will be displayed. Dated: June 11, 2019. Peter J. Brown, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Jun 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Memorial Bridge (Veteran’s Memorial/Orange Ave/CR 4050) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Halifax River), mile 830.6, at Daytona Beach, FL. The drawbridge was removed in 2018 and is being replaced with a fixed bridge. The operating regulation is no longer applicable or necessary. SUMMARY: * [FR Doc. 2019–13205 Filed 6–20–19; 8:45 am] Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: DATES: This rule is effective June 21, 2019. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2019– 0388. In the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Ms. Jennifer Zercher, Bridge Administration Branch, United States Coast Guard District Seven; telephone 305–415–6740, email jennifer.n.zercher@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FL Florida FR Federal Register § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History 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. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 29065 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 Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, that once required draw operations in 33 CFR 117.261(g), was removed from the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Halifax River) in 2018 and is being replaced with a fixed bridge. 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. We are issuing this rule 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 removed from the waterway for one year and this rule merely requires an administrative change to the Federal Register, in order to omit a regulatory requirement that is no longer applicable or necessary. The modification has already taken place and the removal of the regulation will not affect mariners currently operating on this waterway. Therefore, a delayed effective date is unnecessary. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority 33 U.S.C. 499. The Veteran’s Memorial Bridge was removed in 2018 and is being replaced with a fixed bridge in 2019. The elimination of this drawbridge necessitates the removal of the drawbridge operation regulation, 33 CFR 117.261(g), pertaining to the former drawbridge. IV. Discussion of Final Rule The Coast Guard is changing regulation in 33 CFR 117.261 by removing restrictions and the regulatory burden related to draw operations for a bridge that is no longer a drawbridge. The change removes § 117.261(g) of the regulation governing the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, since the bridge has been removed from the waterway and is being replaced with a fixed bridge. This Final Rule seeks to update the Code of Federal Regulations by removing language that governs the operation of the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, which is no longer 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 117.261 governing the remaining active drawbridges on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from St. Marys River to Key Largo. E:\FR\FM\21JNR1.SGM 21JNR1 29066 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 120 / Friday, June 21, 2019 / Rules and Regulations V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive Orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive Orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protesters. 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 13771 directs agencies to control regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, it has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action determination is based on the fact the bridge was removed from the waterway and the replacement structure will be a fixed bridge. The removal of the operating schedule from 33 CFR 117 subpart B will have no effect on the movement of waterway or land traffic. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES 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 rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. For the reasons stated in section IV.A above this final rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Jun 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. C. 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). 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 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 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. F. 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 made a 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 rule simply promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. This action is categorically excluded from further review, under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction. A Record of Environmental Consideration and a Memorandum for the Record 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. § 117.261 [Amended] 2. Amend § 117.261 by removing and reserving paragraph (g). ■ Dated: June 11, 2019. Peter J. Brown, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2019–13207 Filed 6–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Coast Guard 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. 33 CFR Part 165 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Docket No. USCG–2019–0461] Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone within the Chicago Harbor during SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JNR1.SGM 21JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 120 (Friday, June 21, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 29065-29066]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-13207]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2019-0388]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 
(Halifax River), Daytona 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 Memorial Bridge (Veteran's Memorial/Orange Ave/CR 
4050) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Halifax River), mile 
830.6, at Daytona Beach, FL. The drawbridge was removed in 2018 and is 
being replaced with a fixed bridge. The operating regulation is no 
longer applicable or necessary.

DATES: This rule is effective June 21, 2019.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2019-0388. In the ``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open 
Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call or email Ms. Jennifer Zercher, Bridge Administration Branch, 
United States Coast Guard District Seven; telephone 305-415-6740, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FL Florida
FR Federal Register
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code

II. Background Information and Regulatory History

    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 Veteran's Memorial Bridge, that once 
required draw operations in 33 CFR 117.261(g), was removed from the 
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Halifax River) in 2018 and is being 
replaced with a fixed bridge. 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.
    We are issuing this rule 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 removed from the waterway for one year and this rule merely 
requires an administrative change to the Federal Register, in order to 
omit a regulatory requirement that is no longer applicable or 
necessary. The modification has already taken place and the removal of 
the regulation will not affect mariners currently operating on this 
waterway. Therefore, a delayed effective date is unnecessary.

III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule

    The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority 33 U.S.C. 499.
    The Veteran's Memorial Bridge was removed in 2018 and is being 
replaced with a fixed bridge in 2019. The elimination of this 
drawbridge necessitates the removal of the drawbridge operation 
regulation, 33 CFR 117.261(g), pertaining to the former drawbridge.

IV. Discussion of Final Rule

    The Coast Guard is changing regulation in 33 CFR 117.261 by 
removing restrictions and the regulatory burden related to draw 
operations for a bridge that is no longer a drawbridge. The change 
removes Sec.  117.261(g) of the regulation governing the Veteran's 
Memorial Bridge, since the bridge has been removed from the waterway 
and is being replaced with a fixed bridge. This Final Rule seeks to 
update the Code of Federal Regulations by removing language that 
governs the operation of the Veteran's Memorial Bridge, which is no 
longer 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 117.261 governing the remaining active drawbridges 
on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from St. Marys River to Key 
Largo.

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V. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
Executive Orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on a number of these statutes and Executive Orders, and we 
discuss First Amendment rights of protesters.

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 13771 directs agencies to control 
regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This rule has not been 
designated a ``significant regulatory action,'' under Executive Order 
12866. Accordingly, it has not been reviewed by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt 
from the requirements of Executive Order 13771.
    This regulatory action determination is based on the fact the 
bridge was removed from the waterway and the replacement structure will 
be a fixed bridge. The removal of the operating schedule from 33 CFR 
117 subpart B will have no effect on the movement of waterway or land 
traffic.

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 rule 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.
    For the reasons stated in section IV.A above this final rule would 
not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator.
    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.

C. 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).

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 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 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.

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

F. 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 made a 
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 rule simply promulgates the operating regulations or 
procedures for drawbridges. This action is categorically excluded from 
further review, under figure 2-1, paragraph (32)(e), of the 
Instruction.
    A Record of Environmental Consideration and a Memorandum for the 
Record 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.  117.261  [Amended]

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2. Amend Sec.  117.261 by removing and reserving paragraph (g).

    Dated: June 11, 2019.
Peter J. Brown,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. 2019-13207 Filed 6-20-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P