Seaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various Categories, 15949-15951 [2020-05454]

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Current OMB Under agreement with the SLSMC, the CFR part or section where control number SLSDC is amending the joint regulations the information collection re(all numbers by updating the Regulations and Rules quirement is located begin with in various categories. The changes 0648–) update the following sections of the Regulations and Rules: Interpretations * * * * * and Condition of Vessels. These changes 50 CFR: are to clarify existing requirements in the regulations. * * * * * DATES : This rule is effective on March 216.72 ............................ –0699 31, 2020. * * * * * ADDRESSES: Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents * * * * * or comments received, go to http:// [FR Doc. 2020–05668 Filed 3–19–20; 8:45 am] www.Regulations.gov; or in person at BILLING CODE 3510–22–P the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Washington, DC 20590–001, between 9 Internal Revenue Service a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 26 CFR Part 1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Mann Lavigne, Chief Counsel, Regulations Enabling Elections for Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Certain Transactions Under Section Corporation, 180 Andrews Street, 336(e) Massena, New York 13662; 315/764– 3200. CFR Correction SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Saint ■ In Title 26 of the Code of Federal Lawrence Seaway Development Regulations, Part 1 (§§ 1.301 to 1.400), Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. revised as of April 1, 2019, on page 8, Lawrence Seaway Management in the Authority, the following citation Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under is added in numerical order to read as international agreement, jointly publish follows: and presently administer the St. Authority: 26 U.S.C.7805 * * * Lawrence Seaway Regulations and * * * * * Rules (Practices and Procedures in Section 1.336–1 is also issued under Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. 26 U.S.C. 336. Under agreement with the SLSMC, the SLSDC is amending the joint regulations * * * * * by updating the Regulations and Rules [FR Doc. 2020–05997 Filed 3–19–20; 8:45 am] in various categories. The changes BILLING CODE 1301–00–D update the following sections of the Regulations and Rules: Interpretations and Condition of Vessels. These changes DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION are to clarify existing requirements in the regulations. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Regulatory Notices: Privacy Act: Corporation Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any 33 CFR Part 401 of our dockets by the name of the RIN 2135–AA48 individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on Seaway Regulations and Rules: behalf of an association, business, labor Periodic Update, Various Categories union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the AGENCY: Saint Lawrence Seaway Federal Register published on April 11, Development Corporation, DOT. 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages ACTION: Final rule. 19477–78) or you may visit http:// SUMMARY: The Saint Lawrence Seaway www.Regulations.gov. Development Corporation (SLSDC) and The joint regulations will become the St. Lawrence Seaway Management effective in Canada on March 31, 2020. Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under For consistency, because these are joint PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20MRR1.SGM 20MRR1 15950 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 55 / Friday, March 20, 2020 / Rules and Regulations regulations under international agreement, and to avoid confusion among users of the Seaway, the SLSDC finds that there is good cause to make the U.S. version of the amendments effective on the same date. Regulatory Evaluation This regulation involves a foreign affairs function of the United States and therefore, Executive Order 12866 does not apply and evaluation under the Department of Transportation’s Regulatory Policies and Procedures is not required. Regulatory Flexibility Act Determination I certify that this regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules primarily relate to commercial users of the Seaway, the vast majority of who are foreign vessel operators. Therefore, any resulting costs will be borne mostly by foreign vessels. Environmental Impact This regulation does not require an environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act (49 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) because it is not a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Federalism The Corporation has analyzed this rule under the principles and criteria in Executive Order 13132, dated August 4, 1999, and have determined that this proposal does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant a Federalism Assessment. Unfunded Mandates § 401.2 The Corporation has analyzed this rule under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4, 109 Stat. 48) and determined that it does not impose unfunded mandates on State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector requiring a written statement of economic and regulatory alternatives. * Interpretation. This regulation has been analyzed under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and does not contain new or modified information collection requirements subject to the Office of Management and Budget review. * * * * (d) Hands Free Mooring (HFM) means a system that uses vacuum pads that are mounted on vertical rails inside the lock chamber wall to secure a vessel during the lockage process. * * * * * (g) E-business means web applications on the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation website which provides direct electronic transmission of data to complete and submit application forms and transit data; * * * * * ■ 3. In § 401.7, revise paragraph (c) to read as follows: List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 401 § 401.7 Hazardous materials transportation, Navigation (water), Penalties, Radio, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Vessels, Waterways. Accordingly, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is proposing to amend 33 CFR part 401, Regulations and Rules, as follows: * Paperwork Reduction Act PART 401—SEAWAY REGULATIONS AND RULES Subpart A—Regulations 1. The authority citation for subpart A of part 401 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 983(a) and 984(a) (4), as amended; 49 CFR 1.101, unless otherwise noted. 2. In § 401.2, redesignate paragraphs (d) through (s) as paragraphs (e) through (t), add a new paragraph (d), and revise newly redesignated paragraph (g) to read as follows: ■ Fenders. * * * * (c) On special application, vessels of unusual design may be permitted to utilize permanent fenders not greater than 30 cm in thickness. § 401.9 [Amended] 4. In § 401.9, remove paragraph (c) and redesignate paragraph (d) as paragraph (c). ■ 5. In § 401.14, revise paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ § 401.14 Anchor marking buoys. * * * * * (b) Every vessel shall deploy the anchor marking buoy when dropping an anchor in Seaway waters (designated Seaway anchorages exempt). ■ 6. In schedule II to subpart A of part 401, under ‘‘Table of Speeds,’’ revise section numbers 1 and 10 to read as follows: SCHEDULE II TO SUBPART A OF PART 401—TABLE OF SPEEDS 1 From— Maximum speed over the bottom, knots To— jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Col. III 1. Upper Entrance South Shore Canal Buoy 1 ............ Lake St. Louis, Buoy A13 ............................................ * * * 10. Bartlett Point, Lt. 227 .............................................. * * Tibbetts Point Traffic Lighted Buoy Mo (A) .................. 1 Maximum speeds at which a vessel may travel in the identified area in both normal and high water VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:23 Mar 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 conditions are set out in this schedule. The Manager and the Corporation will, from time to PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Col. IV 10.5 * 10.5 * 13 time, designate the set of speed limits that is in effect. E:\FR\FM\20MRR1.SGM 20MRR1 10.5 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 55 / Friday, March 20, 2020 / Rules and Regulations * * * * * Issued at Washington, DC, under authority deleted at 49 CFR part 1.101 Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Carrie Lavigne, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–05454 Filed 3–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–61–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 33 CFR Part 402 [Docket No. SLSDC–2016–0005] RIN 2135–AA47 Tariff of Tolls Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, DOT. ACTION: Final rule. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls in their respective jurisdictions. The Tariff sets forth the level of tolls assessed on all commodities and vessels transiting the facilities operated by the SLSDC and the SLSMC. The SLSDC is revising its regulations to reflect the fees and charges levied by the SLSMC in Canada starting in the 2020 navigation season, which are effective only in Canada. An amendment to increase the minimum charge per lock for those vessels that are not pleasure craft or subject in Canada to tolls under items 1 and 2 of the Tariff for full or partial transit of the Seaway will apply in the U.S. The Tariff of Tolls are in effect in Canada. DATES: This rule is effective March 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.Regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Mann Lavigne, Chief Counsel, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:23 Mar 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 180 Andrews Street, Massena, New York 13662; 315/764– 3200. The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls (Schedule of Fees and Charges in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tariff sets forth the level of tolls assessed on all commodities and vessels transiting the facilities operated by the SLSDC and the SLSMC. The SLSDC is revising 33 CFR 402.12, ‘‘Schedule of tolls’’, to reflect the fees and charges levied by the SLSMC in Canada beginning in the 2020 navigation season. With one exception, the changes affect the tolls for commercial vessels and are applicable only in Canada. The collection of tolls by the SLSDC on commercial vessels transiting the U.S. locks is waived by law (33 U.S.C. 988a(a)). The SLSDC is amending 33 CFR 402.12, ‘‘Schedule of tolls’’, to increase the minimum charge per vessel per lock for full or partial transit of the Seaway from $28.57 to $29.14. This charge is for vessels that are not pleasure craft or subject in Canada to the tolls under items 1 and 2 of the Tariff. This increase is due to higher operating costs at the locks. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. This regulation involves a foreign affairs function of the United States and therefore, Executive Order 12866 does not apply and evaluation under the Department of Transportation’s Regulatory Policies and Procedures is not required. Fmt 4700 I certify this regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls primarily relate to commercial users of the Seaway, the vast majority of whom are foreign vessel operators. Therefore, any resulting costs will be borne mostly by foreign vessels. Environmental Impact This regulation does not require an environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act (49 U.S.C. 4321, et reg.) because it is not a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Federalism The Corporation has analyzed this rule under the principles and criteria in Executive Order 13132, dated August 4, 1999, and has determined that this rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant a Federalism Assessment. Unfunded Mandates The Corporation has analyzed this rule under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–4, 109 Stat. 48) and determined that it does not impose unfunded mandates on State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector requiring a written statement of economic and regulatory alternatives. Sfmt 4700 This regulation has been analyzed under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and does not contain new or modified information collection requirements subject to the Office of Management and Budget review. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 402 Vessels, Waterways. Accordingly, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation amends 33 CFR part 402 as follows: PART 402—TARIFF OF TOLLS Regulatory Evaluation Frm 00043 Regulatory Flexibility Act Determination Paperwork Reduction Act Regulatory Notices PO 00000 15951 1. The authority citation for part 402 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 983(a), 984(a)(4), and 988, as amended; 49 CFR 1.52. ■ 2. Revise § 402.12 to read as follows: § 402.12 E:\FR\FM\20MRR1.SGM Schedule of tolls. 20MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 55 (Friday, March 20, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 15949-15951]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-05454]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

33 CFR Part 401

RIN 2135-AA48


Seaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various Categories

AGENCY: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and 
the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under 
international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the 
St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules (Practices and Procedures in 
Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. Under agreement with the 
SLSMC, the SLSDC is amending the joint regulations by updating the 
Regulations and Rules in various categories. The changes update the 
following sections of the Regulations and Rules: Interpretations and 
Condition of Vessels. These changes are to clarify existing 
requirements in the regulations.

DATES: This rule is effective on March 31, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Docket: For access to the docket to read background 
documents or comments received, go to http://www.Regulations.gov; or in 
person at the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Mann Lavigne, Chief Counsel, 
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 180 Andrews Street, 
Massena, New York 13662; 315/764-3200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation 
(SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and 
presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules 
(Practices and Procedures in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. 
Under agreement with the SLSMC, the SLSDC is amending the joint 
regulations by updating the Regulations and Rules in various 
categories. The changes update the following sections of the 
Regulations and Rules: Interpretations and Condition of Vessels. These 
changes are to clarify existing requirements in the regulations.
    Regulatory Notices: Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the 
electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the 
name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, 
if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 
19477-78) or you may visit http://www.Regulations.gov.
    The joint regulations will become effective in Canada on March 31, 
2020. For consistency, because these are joint

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regulations under international agreement, and to avoid confusion among 
users of the Seaway, the SLSDC finds that there is good cause to make 
the U.S. version of the amendments effective on the same date.

Regulatory Evaluation

    This regulation involves a foreign affairs function of the United 
States and therefore, Executive Order 12866 does not apply and 
evaluation under the Department of Transportation's Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures is not required.

Regulatory Flexibility Act Determination

    I certify that this regulation will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities. The St. Lawrence 
Seaway Regulations and Rules primarily relate to commercial users of 
the Seaway, the vast majority of who are foreign vessel operators. 
Therefore, any resulting costs will be borne mostly by foreign vessels.

Environmental Impact

    This regulation does not require an environmental impact statement 
under the National Environmental Policy Act (49 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.) 
because it is not a major federal action significantly affecting the 
quality of the human environment.

Federalism

    The Corporation has analyzed this rule under the principles and 
criteria in Executive Order 13132, dated August 4, 1999, and have 
determined that this proposal does not have sufficient federalism 
implications to warrant a Federalism Assessment.

Unfunded Mandates

    The Corporation has analyzed this rule under Title II of the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4, 109 Stat. 48) and 
determined that it does not impose unfunded mandates on State, local, 
and tribal governments and the private sector requiring a written 
statement of economic and regulatory alternatives.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This regulation has been analyzed under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 and does not contain new or modified information collection 
requirements subject to the Office of Management and Budget review.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 401

    Hazardous materials transportation, Navigation (water), Penalties, 
Radio, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Vessels, Waterways.

    Accordingly, the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is 
proposing to amend 33 CFR part 401, Regulations and Rules, as follows:

PART 401--SEAWAY REGULATIONS AND RULES

Subpart A--Regulations

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1. The authority citation for subpart A of part 401 continues to read 
as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 983(a) and 984(a) (4), as amended; 49 CFR 
1.101, unless otherwise noted.

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2. In Sec.  401.2, redesignate paragraphs (d) through (s) as paragraphs 
(e) through (t), add a new paragraph (d), and revise newly redesignated 
paragraph (g) to read as follows:


Sec.  401.2  Interpretation.

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    (d) Hands Free Mooring (HFM) means a system that uses vacuum pads 
that are mounted on vertical rails inside the lock chamber wall to 
secure a vessel during the lockage process.
* * * * *
    (g) E-business means web applications on the St. Lawrence Seaway 
Management Corporation website which provides direct electronic 
transmission of data to complete and submit application forms and 
transit data;
* * * * *
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3. In Sec.  401.7, revise paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  401.7   Fenders.

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    (c) On special application, vessels of unusual design may be 
permitted to utilize permanent fenders not greater than 30 cm in 
thickness.


Sec.  401.9   [Amended]

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4. In Sec.  401.9, remove paragraph (c) and redesignate paragraph (d) 
as paragraph (c).
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5. In Sec.  401.14, revise paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  401.14  Anchor marking buoys.

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    (b) Every vessel shall deploy the anchor marking buoy when dropping 
an anchor in Seaway waters (designated Seaway anchorages exempt).
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    \1\ Maximum speeds at which a vessel may travel in the 
identified area in both normal and high water conditions are set out 
in this schedule. The Manager and the Corporation will, from time to 
time, designate the set of speed limits that is in effect.
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6. In schedule II to subpart A of part 401, under ``Table of Speeds,'' 
revise section numbers 1 and 10 to read as follows:

                            Schedule II to Subpart A of Part 401--Table of Speeds \1\
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                                                                                  Maximum speed over the bottom,
                                                                                               knots
                    From--                                    To--               -------------------------------
                                                                                     Col. III         Col. IV
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1. Upper Entrance South Shore Canal Buoy 1....  Lake St. Louis, Buoy A13........            10.5            10.5
 
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10. Bartlett Point, Lt. 227...................  Tibbetts Point Traffic Lighted                13            10.5
                                                 Buoy Mo (A).
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    Issued at Washington, DC, under authority deleted at 49 CFR part 
1.101 Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
Carrie Lavigne,
Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2020-05454 Filed 3-19-20; 8:45 am]
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