Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL, 18927-18929 [2021-07430]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Proposed Rules 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 above. E. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this proposed rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this proposed rule elsewhere in this preamble. F. Environment We have analyzed this 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 preliminary 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 proposed rule promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. Normally 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. Neither a Record of Environmental Consideration nor a Memorandum for the Record are required for this rule. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:12 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 V. Public Participation and Request for Comments We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at httpss:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https:// 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 https:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, visit https:// www.regulations.gov/privacynotice. Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in this docket and all public comments, will be in our online docket at https://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 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Amend § 117.1087 by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows: ■ § 117.1087 Fox River. * * * * * (c) The draw of the Canadian National Railroad Bridge at mile 55.72 shall open on signal, except from October 8 through April 26; the draw shall open if at least 12-hours advance notice is given. The bridge is authorized to be operated remotely. The owners of the PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 18927 bridge shall provide and keep in good legible condition two board gauges painted white with black figures to indicate the vertical clearance under the closed draw at all water levels. The gauges shall be so placed on the bridge that they are plainly visible to operators of vessels approaching the bridge either up or downstream. The bridge shall operate and maintain a VHF–FM Marine Radio. In addition to the required bridge lights, the owner’s shall install and maintain alternating red lights in a horizontal line that mimic grade crossing lights and bell to warn mariners that the bridge is lowering. * * * * * Dated: April 5, 2021. D.L. Cottrell, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2021–07437 Filed 4–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2020–0658] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the 63rd Street Bridge, across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami Beach, Florida. A request was made to place the drawbridge on a weekend operating schedule to alleviate vehicle congestion due to on-demand bridge openings. This proposed change would place the bridge on an operating schedule during the weekend at specified times. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding this proposed change. DATES: Comments and relate material must reach the Coast Guard on or before May 27, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2020–0658 using Federal e-Rulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12APP1.SGM 12APP1 18928 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Proposed Rules If you have questions on this proposed rule, call or email LT Samuel RodriguezGonzalez, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division; telephone 305–535–4307, email Samuel.Rodriguez-Gonzalez@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Table of Abbreviations khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register OMB Office of Management and Budget NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking (Advance, Supplemental) § Section U.S.C. United States Code FL Florida FDOT Florida Department of Transportation LNM Local Notice to Mariners II. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis The 63rd Street Bridge across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami Beach, Florida is a double-leaf bascule bridge with an 11 foot vertical clearance at mean high water in the closed position. Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. A private citizen, with the support from the bridge owner, Florida Departement of Transportation (FDOT), requested the Coast Guard consider changing the drawbridge schedule due to an increase in vehicle traffic during the weekends. The operating schedule for the bridge is set forth in 33 CFR 117.293. On December 3, 2020, the Coast Guard published a Test Deviation entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL’’ in the Federal Register (85 FR 77994). We received 31 comments. Twenty-two comments were in favor of the proposed changes. The majority of commenters felt that placing the bridge on a specified operating schedule during the weekend eased vehicle traffic in a congested area and allowed for residents to plan outings accordingly. One commenter was in favor of the proposed weekend schedule but asked if the bridge opened all hours of the day and night. All bridges operate 24 hours a day, either on-demand or on a published schedule. One commenter in support of the proposed change stated the Coast Guard should monitor the no wake situation in Indian Creek during the weekends. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is responsible for enforcing state boating rules and regulations. One commenter was in favor of the proposed schedule but felt that Federal holidays VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:12 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 and the weekday curfew should not be included. The proposed change does not include Federal holidays nor will a curfew be added during the weekend. Six comments were in favor of the proposed change but requested additional weekend restrictions be placed on the operation of the bridge. The additional restrictions included adding the weekday curfew, opening once an hour for vessels, adding a toll for vessels, extending the hours of the proposed schedule and removing the on-demand openings completely. The Coast Guard made the determination that adding additional restrictions on the bridge does not meet the reasonable needs of navigation for this area. Vessels have only one way to transit through Indian Creek at this location. Other modes of transportation have alternate routes to travel around this waterway. One commenter submitted comments in favor of the proposed changes but is not in favor of including the weekday curfew during the weekend. This commenter was traversing the waterway after the Test Deviation was implemented and was unreasonably delayed by the draw tender. The draw tender was not following the Coast Guard approved Test Deviation. This error was corrected without further incident. One commenter stated they needed to know the schedule of the bridge. The schedule for the bridge is published in 33 CFR 117.293 and the Test Deviation for the proposed changes was published in the regulation they were commenting on as well as in the Local Notice to Mariners (LNM). III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The proposed rule will allow the drawbridge to operate on a more predictable weekend schedule. Under this proposed regulation change, the draw of the 63rd Street Bridge would provide twice an hour openings from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, while maintaining the weekday schedule and curfew hours. On Federal holidays and at all other times not designated, the bridge will operate on-demand. These proposed changes will improve the flow of vehicle traffic while meeting the reasonable needs of navigation. This proposed change would still allow vessels that are capable of transiting under the bridge, without an opening, to do so at any time while taking into account the reasonable needs of other modes of transportation. Vessels in distress and public vessels of the United States must be allowed to pass at any time. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on these statutes and Executive orders 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 the fact that vessels can continue to transit the bridge at designated times throughout the day and vessels that can transit under the bridge without an opening may do so at any time. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the bridge may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A above this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement E:\FR\FM\12APP1.SGM 12APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Proposed Rules Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This proposed rule would call for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 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 will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this proposed rule elsewhere in this preamble. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:12 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 F. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01, Rev.1, associated implementing instructions, and Environmental Planning Policy COMDTINST 5090.1 (series), which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321– 4370f). The Coast Guard has determined that this action is one of a category of actions that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This proposed rule promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. Normally such actions are categorically excluded from further review, under paragraph L49, of Chapter 3, Table 3–1 of the U.S. Coast Guard Environmental Planning Implementation Procedures. Neither a Record of Environmental Consideration nor a Memorandum for the Record are required for this rule. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. 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. V. Public Participation and Request for Comments We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https:// 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 https:// PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 18929 www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and submissions in response to this document, see DHS’s eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in this docket and all public comments, will be in our online docket at https://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 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Amend § 117.293 by revising the introductory text and paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ § 117.293 Indian Creek. The draw of the 63rd Street Bridge across Indian Creek, mile 4.0 at Miami Beach, shall open on signal except that: (a) From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., except Federal holidays, the draw need open only on the hour and half-hour. * * * * * Dated: March 25, 2021. Eric C. Jones, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2021–07430 Filed 4–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2021–0099] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Okeechobee Waterway, Indiantown, FL Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\12APP1.SGM 12APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 68 (Monday, April 12, 2021)]
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[Pages 18927-18929]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2020-0658]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that 
governs the 63rd Street Bridge, across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami 
Beach, Florida. A request was made to place the drawbridge on a weekend 
operating schedule to alleviate vehicle congestion due to on-demand 
bridge openings. This proposed change would place the bridge on an 
operating schedule during the weekend at specified times. The Coast 
Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding this proposed 
change.

DATES: Comments and relate material must reach the Coast Guard on or 
before May 27, 2021.

ADDRESSES:  You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2020-0658 using Federal e-Rulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov.
    See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion 
of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on 
submitting comments.

[[Page 18928]]


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed 
rule, call or email LT Samuel Rodriguez-Gonzalez, U.S. Coast Guard, 
Sector Miami Waterways Management Division; telephone 305-535-4307, 
email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Table of Abbreviations

CFR Code of Federal Regulations
DHS Department of Homeland Security
FR Federal Register
OMB Office of Management and Budget
NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking (Advance, Supplemental)
Sec.  Section
U.S.C. United States Code
FL Florida
FDOT Florida Department of Transportation
LNM Local Notice to Mariners

II. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis

    The 63rd Street Bridge across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami 
Beach, Florida is a double-leaf bascule bridge with an 11 foot vertical 
clearance at mean high water in the closed position. Navigation on the 
waterway is commercial and recreational.
    A private citizen, with the support from the bridge owner, Florida 
Departement of Transportation (FDOT), requested the Coast Guard 
consider changing the drawbridge schedule due to an increase in vehicle 
traffic during the weekends. The operating schedule for the bridge is 
set forth in 33 CFR 117.293.
    On December 3, 2020, the Coast Guard published a Test Deviation 
entitled ``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, 
FL'' in the Federal Register (85 FR 77994). We received 31 comments.
    Twenty-two comments were in favor of the proposed changes. The 
majority of commenters felt that placing the bridge on a specified 
operating schedule during the weekend eased vehicle traffic in a 
congested area and allowed for residents to plan outings accordingly. 
One commenter was in favor of the proposed weekend schedule but asked 
if the bridge opened all hours of the day and night. All bridges 
operate 24 hours a day, either on-demand or on a published schedule. 
One commenter in support of the proposed change stated the Coast Guard 
should monitor the no wake situation in Indian Creek during the 
weekends. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) 
is responsible for enforcing state boating rules and regulations. One 
commenter was in favor of the proposed schedule but felt that Federal 
holidays and the weekday curfew should not be included. The proposed 
change does not include Federal holidays nor will a curfew be added 
during the weekend.
    Six comments were in favor of the proposed change but requested 
additional weekend restrictions be placed on the operation of the 
bridge. The additional restrictions included adding the weekday curfew, 
opening once an hour for vessels, adding a toll for vessels, extending 
the hours of the proposed schedule and removing the on-demand openings 
completely. The Coast Guard made the determination that adding 
additional restrictions on the bridge does not meet the reasonable 
needs of navigation for this area. Vessels have only one way to transit 
through Indian Creek at this location. Other modes of transportation 
have alternate routes to travel around this waterway.
    One commenter submitted comments in favor of the proposed changes 
but is not in favor of including the weekday curfew during the weekend. 
This commenter was traversing the waterway after the Test Deviation was 
implemented and was unreasonably delayed by the draw tender. The draw 
tender was not following the Coast Guard approved Test Deviation. This 
error was corrected without further incident.
    One commenter stated they needed to know the schedule of the 
bridge. The schedule for the bridge is published in 33 CFR 117.293 and 
the Test Deviation for the proposed changes was published in the 
regulation they were commenting on as well as in the Local Notice to 
Mariners (LNM).

III. Discussion of Proposed Rule

    The proposed rule will allow the drawbridge to operate on a more 
predictable weekend schedule. Under this proposed regulation change, 
the draw of the 63rd Street Bridge would provide twice an hour openings 
from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, while maintaining 
the weekday schedule and curfew hours. On Federal holidays and at all 
other times not designated, the bridge will operate on-demand. These 
proposed changes will improve the flow of vehicle traffic while meeting 
the reasonable needs of navigation.
    This proposed change would still allow vessels that are capable of 
transiting under the bridge, without an opening, to do so at any time 
while taking into account the reasonable needs of other modes of 
transportation. Vessels in distress and public vessels of the United 
States must be allowed to pass at any time.

IV. Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes 
and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our 
analyses based on these statutes and Executive orders 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 the fact that 
vessels can continue to transit the bridge at designated times 
throughout the day and vessels that can transit under the bridge 
without an opening may do so at any time.

B. Impact on Small Entities

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601-612, as 
amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of 
regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ``small 
entities'' comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations 
that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their 
fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 
50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this 
proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the 
bridge may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A 
above this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact 
on any vessel owner or operator.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have 
a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see 
ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what 
degree this rule would economically affect it.
    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement

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Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we want to assist small 
entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect 
your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you 
have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, 
please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that 
question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action 
of the Coast Guard.

C. Collection of Information

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

D. Federalism and Indian Tribal 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 will not 
result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this 
proposed rule elsewhere in this preamble.

F. Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023-01, Rev.1, associated implementing 
instructions, and Environmental Planning Policy COMDTINST 5090.1 
(series), which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f). The 
Coast Guard has determined that this action is one of a category of 
actions that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant 
effect on the human environment. This proposed rule promulgates the 
operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. Normally such 
actions are categorically excluded from further review, under paragraph 
L49, of Chapter 3, Table 3-1 of the U.S. Coast Guard Environmental 
Planning Implementation Procedures.
    Neither a Record of Environmental Consideration nor a Memorandum 
for the Record are required for this rule. We seek any comments or 
information that may lead to the discovery of a significant 
environmental impact from this proposed rule.

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.

V. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, 
and will consider all comments and material received during the comment 
period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If 
you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using https://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 https://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and 
submissions in response to this document, see DHS's eRulemaking System 
of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020).
    Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in this docket 
and all public comments, will be in our online docket at https://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

0
1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05-1; and Department of 
Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. Amend Sec.  117.293 by revising the introductory text and paragraph 
(a) to read as follows:


Sec.  117.293   Indian Creek.

    The draw of the 63rd Street Bridge across Indian Creek, mile 4.0 at 
Miami Beach, shall open on signal except that:
    (a) From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., except Federal holidays, the draw 
need open only on the hour and half-hour.
* * * * *

    Dated: March 25, 2021.
Eric C. Jones,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander Seventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2021-07430 Filed 4-9-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P