Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Lacombe Bayou, LA, 59741-59743 [2019-24238]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 6, 2019 / Proposed Rules (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments by December 23, 2019. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., Model BD–100–1A10 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 20003 through 20500 inclusive and 20501 through 20752 inclusive. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 22, Auto flight. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report that during ALTS CAP or (V) ALTS CAP mode, the flight guidance/autopilot does not account for engine failure while capturing an altitude. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the occurrence of an engine failure during or before a climb while in ALTS CAP or (V) ALTS CAP mode, as it could cause the airspeed to drop significantly below the safe operating speed and may require prompt flightcrew intervention to maintain a safe operating speed. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Revision of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise the LIMITATIONS—System Limitations and the EMERGENCY PROCEDURES—Powerplant sections of the existing AFM to include the information in ‘‘Autoflight’’ and ‘‘Engine Failure in Climb During ALTS CAP’’ of Bombardier Challenger 300, Airplane Flight Manual, Publication No. CSP 100–1, Revision 55, dated April 8, 2019 (for airplanes having serial numbers 20003 through 20500 inclusive); or Bombardier Challenger 350, Airplane Flight Manual, Publication No. CH 350 AFM, Revision 21, dated April 8, 2019 (for airplanes having serial numbers 20501 through 20752 inclusive). (h) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; phone: 516– 228–7300; fax: 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Nov 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (i) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian AD CF–2019–12, dated April 3, 2019, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019–0728. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Steven Dzierzynski, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Electrical Systems Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; phone: 516–228–7367; fax: 516–794–5531; email: 9-avs-nyaco-cos@ faa.gov. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 200 CoˆteVertu Road West, Dorval, Que´bec H4S 2A3, Canada; North America toll-free phone: 1– 866–538–1247 or direct-dial phone: 1–514– 855–2999; email: ac.yul@ aero.bombardier.com; internet: https:// www.bombardier.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on October 28, 2019. Dionne Palermo, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2019–24192 Filed 11–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0953] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Lacombe Bayou, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Tammany Trace swing bridge across Lacombe Bayou, mile 5.2, at Lacombe, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This action is necessary to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 59741 effectively coordinate Tammany Trace trail operations and maintenance with drawbridge operations. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before December 6, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2018–0953 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Mr. Doug Blakemore, Eighth Coast Guard District Bridge Administrator; telephone (504) 671–2128, email Douglas.A.Blakemore@ 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 STP St. Tammany Parish Trace Tammany Trace § Section II. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis Saint Tammany Parish (STP) has requested to change the operating requirements for the Tammany Trace swing bridge across Lacombe Bayou, mile 5.2, at Lacombe, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This bridge currently opens on signal according to 33 CFR 117.5. STP has requested to open the bridge if vessels provide 2 hours advance notification. This bridge spans the Tammany Trace which is a park area that is used by pedestrians and bicyclists. The Trace is open from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. The bridge operates during Trace hours and is secured in the open to navigation position when the Trace is closed. This bridge has a vertical clearance of 9.7 feet above mean high water in the closed to vessel position and unlimited vertical clearance in the open to vessel traffic position. There are few vessel movements through this bridge. From 2015 through 2017 the bridge opened 197 times for vessel passage. This waterway is primarily used by recreational boaters in the Lacombe area and does not support commercial activity. In addition to bridge operations, STP bridge tenders assist with Trace bike, pedestrian and equestrian operations and maintenance. This change would E:\FR\FM\06NOP1.SGM 06NOP1 59742 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 6, 2019 / Proposed Rules allow the parish to coordinate and schedule Tammany Trace requirements and provide for the reasonable needs of navigation. The Coast Guard is issuing this NPRM under authority 33 U.S.C. 499. III. Discussion of Comments and Change The Coast Guard’s decision to promulgate a drawbridge regulation depends primarily upon the effect of the proposed rule on navigation to assure that the rule provides for the reasonable needs of navigation after consideration of the rule on the impact to the public. The Coast Guard must ensure that bridges across navigable waters do not unreasonably obstruct waterway traffic and at the same time provide for the reasonable needs of land traffic. Drawbridge operations must balance the needs of vessel, vehicle, rail, pedestrian and recreational traffic in the overall public interest. Based on the number of times that this bridge has opened for vessel traffic in three years, the Coast Guard proposes that it is reasonable for vessels to provide a 2 hour advance notice to open the drawbridge. IV. Discussion of Proposed Rule The Coast Guard has reviewed the data and information provided by STP and has determined that there should be no adverse impact on vessels ability to use Lacombe Bayou at the bridge location. There are no other proposed changes to the operating schedule. The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this document. V. 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 and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. 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 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 (OMB) and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Nov 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action determination is based on the lack of commercial vessel traffic on this waterway, and the recreational boats that routinely transit the bridge under the proposed schedule. Those vessels with a vertical clearance requirement of less than 9.7 feet above mean high water may transit the bridge at any time, and the bridge will open in case of emergency at any time. This regulatory action takes into account the reasonable needs of vessel and vehicular traffic. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 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 V.A above, this proposed 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 proposed rule. If the proposed 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. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 C. Collection of Information This proposed rule would not call for a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments 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 would 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 guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have determined 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 proposed rule E:\FR\FM\06NOP1.SGM 06NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 6, 2019 / Proposed Rules involves a change to the operating schedule of a drawbridge. It is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L49 of Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023–01–001–01, Rev. 01. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. G. 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. VI. 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, visit http:// www.regulations.gov/privacynotice. Documents mentioned in this SNPRM as being available in this docket and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 § 117.463 to read as follows: § 117.463 Lacombe Bayou (a) The draw of the US190 bridge, mile 6.8 at Lacombe, shall open on signal if at least 48 hours notice is given. (b) The draw of the Tammany Trace bridge, mile 5.2 at Lacombe, shall open on signal if at least 2 hours notice is given. Dated: February 6, 2019. Paul F. Thomas, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. Editorial Note: This document was submitted to the Office of the Federal Register on November 1, 2019. [FR Doc. 2019–24238 Filed 11–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 51, 52, 70, and 71 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2006–0089; FRL–10001–61– OAR] Prevention of Significant Deterioration, Nonattainment New Source Review, and Title V: Treatment of Corn Milling Facilities Under the ‘‘Major Emitting Facility’’ Definition; Reconsideration Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Partial grant and partial denial of a petition for reconsideration. AGENCY: On March 2, 2009, the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) submitted a petition for reconsideration (the NRDC Petition) of the rule ‘‘Prevention of Significant Deterioration, Nonattainment New Source Review and Title V: Treatment of Certain Ethanol Production Facilities Under the ‘Major Emitting Facility’ Definition’’ (the Ethanol Rule), published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2007. The Ethanol Rule reinterpreted the component term ‘‘chemical process plants’’ within the statutory definition of ‘‘major emitting facility’’ and regulatory definitions of ‘‘major stationary source’’ under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review programs and ‘‘major source’’ under title V, to exclude all facilities that produce ethanol through a natural fermentation SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 59743 process. In response to the NRDC Petition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants the request for reconsideration with regard to NRDC’s claim that the Ethanol Rule did not appropriately address the Clean Air Act (CAA) anti-backsliding requirements for nonattainment areas in the Ethanol Rule. Therefore, the EPA is convening a proceeding for reconsideration as provided for under the CAA. In the near future, the EPA will publish a document in the Federal Register establishing a comment period and opportunity for a hearing for this proceeding. With regards to the other three claims raised in the NRDC Petition, the EPA denies the request for reconsideration. For these claims, NRDC has failed to establish that they meet the criteria for reconsideration under the CAA. DATES: November 6, 2019. ADDRESSES: Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code C504–03, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27711, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Dylan Mataway-Novak, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code C504–03, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27711, phone number (919) 541– 5795 or by email at matawaynovak.dylan@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Where can I get copies of this document and other related information? This Federal Register document, the petition for reconsideration, and the response letter to the petitioner are available in the docket that the EPA established for the Ethanol Rule under Docket ID NO. EPA–HQ–OAR–2006– 0089. All documents in the docket are listed in the index at http:// www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in the docket or in hard copy at the Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 6, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2018-0953]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Lacombe Bayou, LA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that 
governs the Tammany Trace swing bridge across Lacombe Bayou, mile 5.2, 
at Lacombe, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This action is necessary to 
effectively coordinate Tammany Trace trail operations and maintenance 
with drawbridge operations.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast 
Guard on or before December 6, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2018-0953 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.
    See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion 
of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on 
submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
proposed rulemaking, call or email Mr. Doug Blakemore, Eighth Coast 
Guard District Bridge Administrator; telephone (504) 671-2128, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking
STP St. Tammany Parish
Trace Tammany Trace
Sec.  Section

II. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis

    Saint Tammany Parish (STP) has requested to change the operating 
requirements for the Tammany Trace swing bridge across Lacombe Bayou, 
mile 5.2, at Lacombe, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This bridge 
currently opens on signal according to 33 CFR 117.5. STP has requested 
to open the bridge if vessels provide 2 hours advance notification.
    This bridge spans the Tammany Trace which is a park area that is 
used by pedestrians and bicyclists. The Trace is open from 7 a.m. to 
7:30 p.m. daily. The bridge operates during Trace hours and is secured 
in the open to navigation position when the Trace is closed. This 
bridge has a vertical clearance of 9.7 feet above mean high water in 
the closed to vessel position and unlimited vertical clearance in the 
open to vessel traffic position. There are few vessel movements through 
this bridge. From 2015 through 2017 the bridge opened 197 times for 
vessel passage. This waterway is primarily used by recreational boaters 
in the Lacombe area and does not support commercial activity.
    In addition to bridge operations, STP bridge tenders assist with 
Trace bike, pedestrian and equestrian operations and maintenance. This 
change would

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allow the parish to coordinate and schedule Tammany Trace requirements 
and provide for the reasonable needs of navigation.
    The Coast Guard is issuing this NPRM under authority 33 U.S.C. 499.

III. Discussion of Comments and Change

    The Coast Guard's decision to promulgate a drawbridge regulation 
depends primarily upon the effect of the proposed rule on navigation to 
assure that the rule provides for the reasonable needs of navigation 
after consideration of the rule on the impact to the public. The Coast 
Guard must ensure that bridges across navigable waters do not 
unreasonably obstruct waterway traffic and at the same time provide for 
the reasonable needs of land traffic. Drawbridge operations must 
balance the needs of vessel, vehicle, rail, pedestrian and recreational 
traffic in the overall public interest.
    Based on the number of times that this bridge has opened for vessel 
traffic in three years, the Coast Guard proposes that it is reasonable 
for vessels to provide a 2 hour advance notice to open the drawbridge.

IV. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The Coast Guard has reviewed the data and information provided by 
STP and has determined that there should be no adverse impact on 
vessels ability to use Lacombe Bayou at the bridge location. There are 
no other proposed changes to the operating schedule. The regulatory 
text we are proposing appears at the end of this document.

V. 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 and we discuss 
First Amendment rights of protestors.

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 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 (OMB) and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt 
from the requirements of Executive Order 13771.
    This regulatory action determination is based on the lack of 
commercial vessel traffic on this waterway, and the recreational boats 
that routinely transit the bridge under the proposed schedule. Those 
vessels with a vertical clearance requirement of less than 9.7 feet 
above mean high water may transit the bridge at any time, and the 
bridge will open in case of emergency at any time. This regulatory 
action takes into account the reasonable needs of vessel and vehicular 
traffic.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 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 V.A 
above, this proposed 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 proposed rule. If the proposed 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.
    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 proposed rule would not call for a new collection of 
information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-
3520).

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Governments

    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 would 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 guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have 
determined 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 proposed rule

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involves a change to the operating schedule of a drawbridge. It is 
categorically excluded from further review under paragraph L49 of 
Appendix A, Table 1 of DHS Instruction Manual 023-01-001-01, Rev. 01. 
We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a 
significant environmental impact from this proposed rule.

G. 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.

VI. 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, visit http://www.regulations.gov/privacynotice.
    Documents mentioned in this SNPRM as being available in this docket 
and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website'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; Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. Revise Sec.  117.463 to read as follows:


Sec.  117.463  Lacombe Bayou

    (a) The draw of the US190 bridge, mile 6.8 at Lacombe, shall open 
on signal if at least 48 hours notice is given.
    (b) The draw of the Tammany Trace bridge, mile 5.2 at Lacombe, 
shall open on signal if at least 2 hours notice is given.

    Dated: February 6, 2019.
Paul F. Thomas,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.

    Editorial Note: This document was submitted to the Office of the 
Federal Register on November 1, 2019.

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