Coast Guard, DHS.
This rule makes non-substantive changes throughout the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to update organization names and addresses and make conforming amendments and technical corrections to Coast Guard navigation and navigable water regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
This rule is effective June 30, 2004.
Any comments and material received from the public will be made part of docket, USCG-2004-18057, and will be available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
If you have questions on this rule, call Robert S. Spears, Coast Guard, telephone 202-267-1099. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Andrea M. Jenkins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-0271.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this regulation. Under both 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A) and (b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that this rule is exempt from notice and comment rulemaking requirements because some of these changes involve agency organization and practices, and good cause exists for not publishing an NPRM for all revisions in the rule because they are all non-substantive changes. This rule consists only of corrections and editorial, organizational, and conforming amendments. These changes will have no substantive effect on the public; therefore, it is unnecessary to publish an NPRM. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that, for the same reasons, good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.
Discussion of the Rule
Each year title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations is updated on July 1. This rule, which becomes effective June 30, 2004, corrects organization names and addresses, and makes other technical and editorial corrections throughout title 33. This rule does not create any substantive requirements.
Some of the revisions in this rule are not necessarily self-explanatory changes. For example, in § 4.02 we updated the listing of approved collections of information based on information requirements in Title 33. In parts 101 and 104, we replaced SOLAS “Chapter XI” references with “Chapter XI-1 or Chapter XI-2” to conform these chapter references to the Federal Register approved reference, used in the relevant incorporation by reference section, § 101.115(b). In §§ 118.3, 127.003, 140.7, 154.106, 164.03, 181.4, and 183.5, we changed references to material incorporated by reference as being “available for inspection” rather than merely “on file” to align these sections with other incorporation by reference sections.
This rule is not a “significant regulatory action” under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, 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 Homeland Security (DHS). We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation under the regulatory policies and procedures of DHS is unnecessary. As this rule involves internal agency practices and procedures and non-substantive changes, it will not impose any costs on the public.
Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 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. This rule does not require a general NPRM and, therefore, is exempt from the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Although this rule is exempt, we have reviewed it for potential economic impact on small entities.
This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public. Therefore, 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.
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). We note, however, that in 33 CFR 4.02, this rule updates the listing of approved collections of information based on information requirements contained in title 33.
A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and have determined that it does not have implications for federalism.
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 or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in an expenditure of this magnitude, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Start Printed Page 34924
Taking of Private Property
This rule will not effect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 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 Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden.
Protection of Children
We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children.
Indian Tribal Governments
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.
We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a “significant energy action” under that order because it is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211.
The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards.
We have analyzed this rule under Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have concluded that there are no factors in this case that would limit the use of a categorical exclusion under section 2.B.2 of the Instruction. Therefore, this rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraphs (34)(a) and (b), of the Instruction from further environmental documentation because this rule involves editorial, procedural, and internal agency functions. A final “Environmental Analysis Check List” and a final “Categorical Exclusion Determination” are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects
- Maritime security
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
- Security measures
- Fire prevention
- Hazardous substances
- Natural gas
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
- Security measures
- Continental shelf
- Marine safety
- Occupational safety and health
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
- Endangered and threatened species
- Marine mammals
- Navigation (water)
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
- Water pollution control
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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 4—OMB CONTROL NUMBERS ASSIGNED PURSUANT TO THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACTEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 4 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Revise § 4.02 to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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|Part 159||1625-0041 and 1625-0092|
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PART 19—WAIVERS OF NAVIGATION AND VESSEL INSPECTION LAWS AND REGULATIONSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
3. The authority citation for part 19 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
4. In § 19.06, in paragraphs (a), (b), (b)(2), and (d), remove the words “Military Sea Transportation Service” wherever they appear, and add, in their place, the words “Military Sealift Command”.End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 84—ANNEX I: POSITIONING AND TECHNICAL DETAILS OF LIGHTS AND SHAPESEnd Part Start Amendment Part
5. The authority citation for part 84 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
6. In § 84.13(a), insert the words “and is available for inspection at the Coast Guard, Ocean Engineering Division (G-SEC-2), 2100 Second Street SW, Washington, DC 20593-0001” immediately after the zip code “10017”.End Amendment Part
PART 101—GENERAL PROVISIONSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
7. The authority citation for part 101 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
8. In § 101.105, in the definition for “Public access facility”, remove the words “SOLAS Chapter XI” and replace them with the words, “SOLAS Chapter XI-1 or SOLAS Chapter XI-2”.End Amendment Part
9. In § 101.305(a), remove the words “Email:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 104—MARITIME SECURITY: VESSELSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
10. The authority citation for part 104 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
11. In § 104.105, in paragraph (a)(1) remove the words “Chapter XI” and add, in their place, the words, “Chapter XI-1 or Chapter XI-2”.End Amendment Part
12. In § 104.115 (c)(1) and (c)(2), remove the words “Chapter XI”, and add, in their place, the words “Chapter XI-1 or Chapter XI-2”.End Amendment Part
13. In § 104.120(a)(4), remove the words “Chapter XI”, and add, in their place, the words “Chapter XI-1 or Chapter XI-2”.End Amendment Part
14. In § 104.400(b), remove the words “Chapter XI”, and add, in their place, the words “Chapter XI-1 or Chapter XI-2”.End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 118—BRIDGE LIGHTING AND OTHER SIGNALSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
15. The authority for part 118 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
16. In § 118.3(b), remove the words “on file”, and add, in their place, the words “available for inspection”.End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 127—WATERFRONT FACILITIES HANDLING LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS AND LIQUEFIED HAZARDOUS GASEnd Part Start Amendment Part
17. The authority citation for part 127 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
18. In § 127.003(a), remove the words “on file”, and add, in their place, the words “available for inspection”.End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 140—GENERALEnd Part Start Amendment Part
19. The authority citation for part 140 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
20. In § 140.7(a), remove the words “on file”, and add, in their place, the words “available for inspection”.End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 154—FACILITIES TRANSFERRING OIL OR HAZARDOUS MATERIAL IN BULKEnd Part Start Amendment Part
21. The authority citation for part 154 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
22. In § 154.106(a), remove the words “on file”, and add, in their place, the words “available for inspection”.End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 161—VESSEL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENTEnd Part Start Amendment Part
23. The authority citation for part 161 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
24. In § 161.12(c), in Table 161.12(c), in the third column of the three “New York Traffic” rows, insert the degree symbol, “°”, immediately after, “40” and “74”, wherever those numbers appear.End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 164—NAVIGATION SAFETY REGULATIONSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
25. The authority citation for part 164 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
26. In § 164.03(a), remove the words “on file”, and add, in their place, the words “available for inspection”.End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 169—SHIP REPORTING SYSTEMSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
27. The authority citation for part 169 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 169—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
28. In the Table of Contents for part 169, insert the words, “Subpart A—General” immediately after the title of the part and before the listing of sections.End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 174—STATE NUMBERING AND CASUALTY REPORTING SYSTEMSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
29. The authority citation for part 174 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
30. In § 174.121, remove the abbreviation “(G-OCC)”, and add, in its place, the abbreviation “(G-OPB)”.End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 181—MANUFACTURER REQUIREMENTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
31. The authority citation for part 181 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
32. In § 181.4(a), remove the words “on file”, and add, in their place, the words “available for inspection”.End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 183—BOATS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENTEnd Part Start Amendment Part
33. The authority citation for part 183 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
34. In § 183.5(a), remove the words “on file”, and add, in their place, the words “available for inspection”.End Amendment Part Start Signature
Dated: June 17, 2004.
Howard L. Hime,
Acting Director of Standards, Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 04-14199 Filed 6-22-04; 8:45 am]
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