Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Kissimmee River, Fort Basinger, FL, 60916-60917 [2019-24467]

Download as PDF 60916 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Department of the Army Coast Guard 32 CFR Part 584 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket ID: USA–2018–HQ–0008] [Docket No. USCG–2019–0821] RIN 0702–AA84 RIN 1625–AA09 Family Support, Child Custody, and Paternity Department of the Army, DoD. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: This final rule removes the Army’s regulation governing support and nonsupport of family members; child custody involving a soldier; paternity complaints against soldiers; and adoption proceedings involving children of soldiers. This part does not impose obligations on members of the public that are not already imposed by statute. This part is obsolete and unnecessary. Therefore, this part can be removed from the CFR. DATES: This rule is effective on November 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Meixell, 571–256–7865. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on removing DoD internal policies and procedures that are publically available on the Department’s website. Army internal guidance governing support and nonsupport of family members; child custody involving a soldier; paternity complaints against soldiers; and adoption proceedings involving children of soldiers will continue to be published in Army Regulation 608–99 available at http:// www.apd.army.mil/epubs/DR_pubs/DR_ a/pdf/web/r608_99.pdf. This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ therefore, E.O. 13771, ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’ does not apply. SUMMARY: List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 584 Adoption and foster care, Child support, Military personnel, Wages. PART 584—[REMOVED] Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 584 is removed. ■ Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–24550 Filed 11–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–03–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Nov 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Kissimmee River, Fort Basinger, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the DSX Railroad Bridge (CSX Railroad Bridge) across the Kissimmee River, mile 37 near Fort Basinger, Florida. The drawbridge was converted to a fixed bridge in 2016 and the operating regulation is no longer applicable or necessary. DATES: This rule is effective November 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2019– 0821. 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 Mr. Eddie Lawrence, Bridge Administration Branch, United States Coast Guard District Seven: Telephone 305–415–6946, email Eddie.H.Lawrence@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register FL Florida § 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 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 respect to this rule because DSX Railroad Bridge that once required draw operations in 33 CFR 117.295, was converted to a fixed bridge in 2016. 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 less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. The bridge has been a fixed bridge for three years 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 of The Bridge Act of 1894, 33 U.S.C. 499. The DSX Railroad Bridge was converted to a fixed bridge in 2016. The regulation for the previously existing drawbridge was not removed subsequent to the bridge’s conversion to a fixed bridge. The conversion of this bridge necessitates the removal of the drawbridge operation regulation, 33 CFR 117.295, because this drawbridge regulation governs a bridge that is no longer able to be opened. IV. Discussion of Final Rule The Coast Guard is changing the regulation in 33 CFR 117.295 by removing restrictions and the regulatory burden related to the draw operations for this bridge, which is no longer a drawbridge. The change removes 33 CFR 117.295 in its entirety since the bridge has been converted to a fixed bridge. This Final Rule seeks to update the Code of Federal Regulations by removing language that governs the operation of the DSX Railroad Bridge, which in fact is no longer a drawbridge. This change does not affect waterway or land traffic. 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 E:\FR\FM\12NOR1.SGM 12NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 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 that the bridge was converted to a fixed bridge and no longer operates as a drawbridge. 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 V.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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Nov 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 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, U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning Policy COMDTINST 5090.1 (series) and U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning Implementation Procedures (series) which guide the Coast Guard in PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 60917 complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f). We have made a determination that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. This action is categorically excluded from further review, under paragraph L49, of Chapter 3, Table 3–1 of the U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning Implementation Procedures. A preliminary Record of Environmental Consideration and a Memorandum for the Record are not required for this 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. 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. § 117.295 ■ [Removed] 2. Remove § 117.295. Dated: November 5, 2019. Eric C. Jones, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2019-0821]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Kissimmee River, Fort Basinger, 
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 DSX Railroad Bridge (CSX Railroad Bridge) across the 
Kissimmee River, mile 37 near Fort Basinger, Florida. The drawbridge 
was converted to a fixed bridge in 2016 and the operating regulation is 
no longer applicable or necessary.

DATES: This rule is effective November 12, 2019.

ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being 
available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type USCG-
2019-0821. 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 Mr. Eddie Lawrence, Bridge Administration Branch, United 
States Coast Guard District Seven: Telephone 305-415-6946, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
FL Florida
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 DSX Railroad Bridge that once 
required draw operations in 33 CFR 117.295, was converted to a fixed 
bridge in 2016. 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 less than 
30 days after publication in the Federal Register. The bridge has been 
a fixed bridge for three years 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 of The Bridge 
Act of 1894, 33 U.S.C. 499.
    The DSX Railroad Bridge was converted to a fixed bridge in 2016. 
The regulation for the previously existing drawbridge was not removed 
subsequent to the bridge's conversion to a fixed bridge. The conversion 
of this bridge necessitates the removal of the drawbridge operation 
regulation, 33 CFR 117.295, because this drawbridge regulation governs 
a bridge that is no longer able to be opened.

IV. Discussion of Final Rule

    The Coast Guard is changing the regulation in 33 CFR 117.295 by 
removing restrictions and the regulatory burden related to the draw 
operations for this bridge, which is no longer a drawbridge. The change 
removes 33 CFR 117.295 in its entirety since the bridge has been 
converted to a fixed bridge. This Final Rule seeks to update the Code 
of Federal Regulations by removing language that governs the operation 
of the DSX Railroad Bridge, which in fact is no longer a drawbridge. 
This change does not affect waterway or land traffic.

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

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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 that the 
bridge was converted to a fixed bridge and no longer operates as a 
drawbridge. 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 V.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, U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning 
Policy COMDTINST 5090.1 (series) and U.S. Coast Guard Environmental 
Planning Implementation Procedures (series) which guide the Coast Guard 
in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) 
(42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f). We have made a determination that this action 
is one of a category of actions that do not individually or 
cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This 
rule promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for 
drawbridges. This action is categorically excluded from further review, 
under paragraph L49, of Chapter 3, Table 3-1 of the U.S. Coast Guard 
Environmental Planning Implementation Procedures.
    A preliminary Record of Environmental Consideration and a 
Memorandum for the Record are not required for this 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.

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.  117.295   [Removed]

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2. Remove Sec.  117.295.

    Dated: November 5, 2019.
Eric C. Jones,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard 
District.
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