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Safety Zone; Interstate 5 Bridge Repairs, Columbia River, Portland, OR

D.E. Kaup
October 5, 2010

[Federal Register: October 5, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 192)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 61354-61356]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2010-0895]
RIN 1625-AA00

 
Safety Zone; Interstate 5 Bridge Repairs, Columbia River, 
Portland, OR

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the 
waters of the Columbia River due to repairs being made to the 
Interstate 5 Bridge. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety 
of the workers involved as well as the maritime public and will do so 
by prohibiting all persons and vessels from entering or remaining in 
the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his 
designated representative.

DATES: This rule is effective in the CFR on October 5, 2010 through 5 
p.m. on October 13, 2010. This rule is effective with actual notice for 
purposes of enforcement starting at 6 a.m. on October 4, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2010-0895 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2010-0895 in the 
``Keyword'' box, and then clicking ``Search.'' They are also available 
for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), 
U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary rule, call or e-mail BM2 Silvestre Suga, Waterways Management 
Division, Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland; telephone 503-247-
4015, e-mail D13-SG-M-MSUPortlandWWM@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulatory Information

    The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary 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)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
with respect to this rule because to do so would be contrary to public 
interest since the repairs to the Interstate 5 Bridge would be 
completed by the time notice could be published and comments taken.
    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 because to do otherwise would be 
contrary to the public interest since the repairs to the Interstate 5 
Bridge would be completed by the time the 30 day period will have 
passed.

Basis and Purpose

    The Oregon Department of Transportation will be conducting 
inspections and repairs to the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Columbia 
River on October 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, and 13, 2010. A tug and barge 
equipped with a man lift will be in position under the bridge to 
conduct the work. Due to the inherent dangers associated with such 
work, a safety zone is necessary to help ensure the safety of the 
workers involved as well as the maritime public.

Discussion of Rule

    The safety zone created by this rule encompasses all waters of the 
Columbia River within the area created by connecting the following four 
piers of the Interstate 5 Bridge: East Pier 3 across the wide span 
channel to East Pier 5 then downstream under the bridge to West Pier 5, 
across the wide span channel to West Pier 3, then back upstream under 
the bridge to East Pier 3. The piers are numbered from the North bank 
to the South bank. Geographically this location is a rectangle 
enclosing the wide span channel of the Interstate 5 Bridge starting at 
the draw span reaching across to the first pier of the high span and 
then back to the draw span.
    The safety zone will be in effect from 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. on 
October 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, and 13, 2010.
    All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering or remaining 
in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or 
designated representative.

Regulatory Analyses

    We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and 
executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses 
based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders.

Regulatory Planning and Review

    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. The Coast Guard has made this

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determination based on the fact that the safety zone is limited in size 
and duration and maritime traffic will be able to transit around the 
safety zone.

Small Entities

    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.
    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. This rule may affect the following entities some of which may 
be small entities: The owners and operators of vessels intending to 
operate in the area covered by the safety zone created in this rule. 
The safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities, however, because the safety zone 
is limited in size and duration and maritime traffic will be able to 
transit around the safety zone.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we offer to assist small 
entities in understanding the rule so that they can better evaluate its 
effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process.
    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.

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

    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 (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.

Taking of Private Property

    This rule will not cause 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.

Energy Effects

    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.

Technical Standards

    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.

Environment

    We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security 
Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which 
guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f), and have concluded 
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 is categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(g), of 
the Instruction. This rule involves the establishment of a safety zone. 
An environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion 
determination are available in the docket where indicated under 
ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

    Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways.

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 
CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 
3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 6.04-1, 6.04-6, 160.5; Pub. 
L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. Add Sec.  165.T13-164 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T13-164  Safety Zone; Interstate 5 Bridge Repairs, Columbia 
River, Portland, OR.

    (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All waters of 
the Columbia River within the area created by connecting the following 
four piers of the Interstate 5 Bridge: East Pier 3 across the wide span 
channel to East Pier 5 then downstream under the bridge to West Pier 5, 
across the wide span channel to West Pier 3, then back upstream under 
the bridge to East Pier 3. The piers are numbered from the North bank 
to the South bank. Geographically this location is a rectangle 
enclosing the wide span channel of the Interstate 5 Bridge starting at 
the draw span reaching across to the first pier of the high span and 
then back to the draw span.
    (b) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 
CFR Part 165, Subpart C, no person may enter or remain in the safety 
zone created in this section or bring, cause to be brought, or allow to 
remain in the safety zone created in this section any vehicle, vessel, 
or object unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his 
designated representative. Designated representatives are Coast Guard 
personnel authorized by the Captain of the Port to grant persons or 
vessels permission to enter or remain in the safety zone created by 
this section. See 33 CFR Part 165, Subpart C, for additional 
information and requirements.
    (c) Enforcement Period. The safety zone created by this section 
will be enforced from 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. on October 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 
and 13, 2010.

    Dated: September 20, 2010.
D.E. Kaup,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Columbia River.
[FR Doc. 2010-24878 Filed 10-4-10; 8:45 am]
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