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Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, FL

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Coast Guard is removing the regulations governing the operation of the State Road 706, Indiantown Road drawbridge, mile 1006.2, at Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Florida. This drawbridge has been removed and the regulations governing the operation of the drawbridge are no longer necessary.

DATES:

This rule is effective March 7, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

The Commander(oan), Seventh Coast Guard District, maintains the public docket for this rulemaking. The docket will be available for inspection or copying at 909 SE 1st Avenue, room 406, Miami, FL 33131 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Evelyn Smart, Project Manager, Bridge Section, at (305) 536-6546.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this regulation. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing an NPRM. This final rule removes a bridge regulation for a drawbridge that was removed in September 1997.

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. This final rule removes a bridge regulation for a drawbridge that was removed in 1997. Therefore, publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking or delaying the effective date of the final rule is unnecessary and the Coast Guard is proceeding to final rule, effective upon publication in the Federal Register.

Background and Purpose

The bridge regulations for the old State Road 706 drawbridge, locally known as the Indiantown Road Bridge, were published in the Federal Register on July 27, 1990 [55 FR 30689]. The regulation established draw times for Start Printed Page 11894the opening of the drawbridge. This drawbridge was replaced with a higher bascule bridge and the old drawbridge has been removed from the waterway. The regulations governing the operation of the old drawbridge are no longer needed and the Coast Guard is removing 33 CFR 117.261(q).

Regulatory Evaluation

This rule is not a “significant regulatory action” under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. It is not significant under the regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Transportation (DOT) (44 FR 11040, February 26, 1979). The Coast Guard expects the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full regulatory evaluation under paragraph 10e of the regulatory policy and procedures of DOT is unnecessary. We conclude this because the drawbridge has been removed.

Small Entities

Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 USC 601-612), we considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 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 final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because the drawbridge has been replaced with a newer, higher bascule bridge and the drawbridge regulation is no longer necessary.

Assistance for Small Entities

This rule calls for no assistance for small entities under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121).

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).

Federalism

We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13132 and have determined that this rule does not have sufficient implications for federalism to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531-1538) governs the issuance of Federal regulations that require unfunded mandates. An unfunded mandate is a regulation that requires a State, local, or tribal government or the private sector to incur direct costs without the Federal Government's having first provided the funds to pay those unfunded mandate costs. This rule will not impose an unfunded mandate.

Taking of Private Property

This rule will not effect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under E.O. 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights.

Civil Justice Reform

This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of E.O. 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.

Protection of Children

We have analyzed this rule under E.O. 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not concern an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children.

Environment

The Coast Guard considered the environmental impact of this rule and concluded that under figure 2-1, paragraph 32(e), of Commandant Instruction M16475.1C, this rule is categorically excluded from further environmental documentation. A “Categorical Exclusion Determination” is available in the docket for inspection or copying where indicated under ADDRESSES.

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List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117

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Bridges.

Final Regulations

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For the reasons set out in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends part 117 of Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows:

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PART 117—[AMENDED]

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

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Authority: 33 USC 499; 49 CFR 1.46; 33 CFR 1.05-1(g); section 117.255 also issued under the authority of Pub. L. 102-587, 106 Stat. 5039.

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2. In § 117.261, remove and reserve paragraph (q).

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Dated: February 16, 2000.

T.W. Allen,

Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 00-5489 Filed 3-6-00; 8:45 am]

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