Security Zones; TAPS Terminal, Valdez Narrows, and Tank Vessels in COTP Prince William Sound, 37681-37683 [05-12932]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Rules and Regulations their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This temporary rule would 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 temporary 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 concern 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. It has not been designated by the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:12 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 37681 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. § 165.T13–007 Safety Zone: Freedom Fair Air Show, Commencement Bay, WA. (a) Location. The following is a safety zone: All waters of Commencement Bay, Washington State, enclosed by the following points: The northwest corner of at 47°17′37.8″ N, 122°28′3.4″ W; thence to 47°17′03.5″ N, 122°27′32.3″ W; thence to 47°16′39.6″ N, 122°27′57.8″ W; thence to 47°17′13.9″ N, 122°29′08.9″ W; thence northeast back to the point of origin. [Datum: NAD 1983] (b) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in Section 165.23 of this part, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the zone except for participants in the event, supporting personnel, vessels registered with the event organizer, or other vessels authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representatives. (c) Applicable dates. This section applies from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, on July 4, 2005. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, 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, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction, from further environmental documentation. This rule establishes safety zones which have a duration of no more than two hours each. Due to the temporary safety zones being less than one week in duration, an Environmental Checklist and Categorical Exclusion is not required. List of Subjects in 33 CFR part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. I 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 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 4, 2005, a temporary § 165.T13–007 is added to read as follows: I PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: June 23, 2005. Stephen P. Metruck, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound. [FR Doc. 05–12926 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [COTP Prince William Sound 05–008] RIN 1625–AA87 Security Zones; TAPS Terminal, Valdez Narrows, and Tank Vessels in COTP Prince William Sound Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes establishing security zones encompassing the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Valdez Terminal Complex (Terminal) in Valdez, Alaska, the Valdez Narrows Tanker Optimum Track Line, and waters 200 yards around any tank vessel operating within the COTP Prince William Sound zone. These security zones are necessary to protect the TAPS Terminal and tank vessels from damage or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts. Entry of vessels into these security zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Prince William Sound, Alaska. DATES: This rule is effective from June 13, 2005, to October 11, 2005. E:\FR\FM\30JNR1.SGM 30JNR1 37682 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before August 29, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket COTP Prince William Sound 05– 008 and are available for inspection or copying at U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Valdez, 105 Clifton Court, Valdez, Alaska 99686 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT Daune Lemmon, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Valdez, (907) 835– 7266. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this regulation. Under 5 U.S.C. 533(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing an NPRM. These security zones are necessary on short notice to protect vessels and people from damage or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts. The duration of this temporary final rule is necessary while a rulemaking for a permanent security zone is completed. For these same reasons, 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. Although the Coast Guard has good cause to issue this effective temporary rule without first publishing a proposed rule, you are invited to submit comments and related material regarding this rule on our before August 29, 2005. We may change the temporary final rule based on your comments. Discussion of Rule The Coast Guard is establishing security zones within three different areas in the Captain of the Port (COTP), Prince William Sound Zone. The TransAlaska Pipeline (TAPS) Valdez Marine Terminal (Terminal) security zone encompasses the waters of Port Valdez between Allison Creek to the east and Sawmill Spit to the west and offshore to marker buoys A and B (approximately 1.5 nautical miles offshore from the TAPS Terminal). The tank vessel in COTP Prince William Sound Zone encompasses the waters within 200 yards of a tank vessel within the COTP, Prince William Sound Zone. The Valdez Narrows security zone encompasses the waters 200 yards either side of the Tanker Optimum Trackline through Valdez Narrows between Entrance VerDate jul<14>2003 15:12 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 Island and Tongue Point. This Valdez Narrows zone will be activated and subject to enforcement only when a tank vessel is in this security zone. These security zones are necessary to protect TAPS Terminal and tank vessels from damage or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts. The duration of this temporary final rule is necessary while a rulemaking for a permanent security zone is completed. The Coast Guard has worked closely with local and regional users of Port Valdez and Valdez Narrows waterways to develop these security zones in order to mitigate the impact on commercial and recreational users. Regulatory Evaluation 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). 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 will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to transit in a portion of Port Valdez. These security zones will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the reason that vessel traffic can pass safely around the security zones. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we offered to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they could better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. Small businesses may send PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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). 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 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 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 E:\FR\FM\30JNR1.SGM 30JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 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 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 VerDate jul<14>2003 15:12 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 2.B.2 of the Instruction. Therefore, this rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(g). A final ‘‘Environmental Analysis Check List’’ and a final ‘‘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. I 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 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. I 2. A new temporary § 165.T17–020 is added to read as follows: § 165.T17–020 Port Valdez and Valdez Narrows, Valdez, Alaska-security zones. (a) Location. The following areas are security zones— (1) Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Valdez Terminal Complex (Terminal), Valdez, Alaska. All waters enclosed within a line beginning on the southern shoreline of Port Valdez at 61°04.97′ N, 146°26.33′ W; thence northerly to the yellow buoy at 61°06.50′ N, 146°26.33′ W; thence east to the yellow buoy at 61°06.50′ N, 146°21.23′ W; thence south to 61°05.11′ N, 146°21.23′ W; thence west along the shoreline and including the area 2000 yards inland along the shoreline to the beginning point. This security zone encompasses all waters approximately 1 mile north, east and west of the TAPS Terminal between Allison Creek (61°05.11′ N, 146°21.23′ W) and Sawmill Spit (61°04.97′ N, 146°26.33′ W). (2) Tank Vessels in COTP Prince William Sound Zone. All waters within 200 yards of any tank vessel maneuvering to approach, moor, unmoor or depart the TAPS Terminal or transiting, maneuvering, laying to, or anchored within the boundaries of the Captain of the Port, Prince William Sound Zone described in 33 CFR 3.85– 20(b). (3) Valdez Narrows, Port Valdez, Valdez, Alaska. All waters within 200 yards of the Valdez Narrows Tanker Optimum Track line, when a tanker is navigating through the narrows. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 37683 (i) The Valdez Narrows Tanker Optimum Track line is a line commencing at 61°05.38′ N, 146°37.38′ W; thence south westerly to 61°04.05′ N, 146°40.05′ W; thence southerly to 61°04.05′ N, 146°41.20′ W. (ii) This security zone encompasses all waters 200 yards either side of the Valdez Narrows Optimum Track line. (iii) Whenever a tank vessel is navigating on the Valdez Narrows Optimum Track line, the security zone is activated and subject to enforcement. All vessels forward of a TAPS tanker’s movement shall vacate the security zone surrounding the Optimum Track line. Vessels may reenter the security zone astern of a moving tanker provided that a 200 yards separation is given, as required in paragraph (a)(2) of this section. (b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations in 33 CFR 165.33 apply to the security zones established in paragraph (a) of this section. No person or vessel may enter these security zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, Prince William Sound. (2) All persons and vessels granted permission to enter these security zones must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port representative or designated on-scene patrol vessel. These personnel are comprised of commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard. Upon being hailed by a Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel must proceed as directed. (3) The Captain of the Port or his representative or the designated onscene patrol vessel may authorize vessels to enter the security zones in this section. (c) Effective period. This section is effective from June 13, 2005, to October 11, 2005. Dated: June 10, 2005. M.S. Gardiner, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Prince William Sound. [FR Doc. 05–12932 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [OPP–2005–0119; FRL–7718–3] Cyprodinil; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\30JNR1.SGM 30JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[COTP Prince William Sound 05-008]
RIN 1625-AA87


Security Zones; TAPS Terminal, Valdez Narrows, and Tank Vessels 
in COTP Prince William Sound

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes establishing security zones 
encompassing the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Valdez Terminal 
Complex (Terminal) in Valdez, Alaska, the Valdez Narrows Tanker Optimum 
Track Line, and waters 200 yards around any tank vessel operating 
within the COTP Prince William Sound zone. These security zones are 
necessary to protect the TAPS Terminal and tank vessels from damage or 
injury from sabotage or other subversive acts. Entry of vessels into 
these security zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by 
the Captain of the Port, Prince William Sound, Alaska.

DATES: This rule is effective from June 13, 2005, to October 11, 2005.

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Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before 
August 29, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as 
documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, 
are part of docket COTP Prince William Sound 05-008 and are available 
for inspection or copying at U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office 
Valdez, 105 Clifton Court, Valdez, Alaska 99686 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT Daune Lemmon, U.S. Coast Guard 
Marine Safety Office Valdez, (907) 835-7266.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Regulatory Information

    We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this 
regulation. Under 5 U.S.C. 533(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good 
cause exists for not publishing an NPRM. These security zones are 
necessary on short notice to protect vessels and people from damage or 
injury from sabotage or other subversive acts. The duration of this 
temporary final rule is necessary while a rulemaking for a permanent 
security zone is completed. For these same reasons, 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. Although the Coast Guard has good cause to issue this 
effective temporary rule without first publishing a proposed rule, you 
are invited to submit comments and related material regarding this rule 
on our before August 29, 2005. We may change the temporary final rule 
based on your comments.

Discussion of Rule

    The Coast Guard is establishing security zones within three 
different areas in the Captain of the Port (COTP), Prince William Sound 
Zone. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) Valdez Marine Terminal 
(Terminal) security zone encompasses the waters of Port Valdez between 
Allison Creek to the east and Sawmill Spit to the west and offshore to 
marker buoys A and B (approximately 1.5 nautical miles offshore from 
the TAPS Terminal). The tank vessel in COTP Prince William Sound Zone 
encompasses the waters within 200 yards of a tank vessel within the 
COTP, Prince William Sound Zone. The Valdez Narrows security zone 
encompasses the waters 200 yards either side of the Tanker Optimum 
Trackline through Valdez Narrows between Entrance Island and Tongue 
Point. This Valdez Narrows zone will be activated and subject to 
enforcement only when a tank vessel is in this security zone.
    These security zones are necessary to protect TAPS Terminal and 
tank vessels from damage or injury from sabotage or other subversive 
acts. The duration of this temporary final rule is necessary while a 
rulemaking for a permanent security zone is completed. The Coast Guard 
has worked closely with local and regional users of Port Valdez and 
Valdez Narrows waterways to develop these security zones in order to 
mitigate the impact on commercial and recreational users.

Regulatory Evaluation

    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).

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 will affect the following entities, some of which 
may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to 
transit in a portion of Port Valdez.
    These security zones will not have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities for the reason that vessel 
traffic can pass safely around the security zones.

Assistance for Small Entities

    Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), we offered to assist small 
entities in understanding the rule so that they could 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).

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 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 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

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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 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, paragraph (34)(g). A final ``Environmental Analysis Check 
List'' and a final ``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; 50 
U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1(g), 6.04-1, 6.04-6, and 160.5; Pub. 
L. 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. A new temporary Sec.  165.T17-020 is added to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T17-020  Port Valdez and Valdez Narrows, Valdez, Alaska-
security zones.

    (a) Location. The following areas are security zones--
    (1) Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Valdez Terminal Complex 
(Terminal), Valdez, Alaska. All waters enclosed within a line beginning 
on the southern shoreline of Port Valdez at 61[deg]04.97' N, 
146[deg]26.33' W; thence northerly to the yellow buoy at 61[deg]06.50' 
N, 146[deg]26.33' W; thence east to the yellow buoy at 61[deg]06.50' N, 
146[deg]21.23' W; thence south to 61[deg]05.11' N, 146[deg]21.23' W; 
thence west along the shoreline and including the area 2000 yards 
inland along the shoreline to the beginning point. This security zone 
encompasses all waters approximately 1 mile north, east and west of the 
TAPS Terminal between Allison Creek (61[deg]05.11' N, 146[deg]21.23' W) 
and Sawmill Spit (61[deg]04.97' N, 146[deg]26.33' W).
    (2) Tank Vessels in COTP Prince William Sound Zone. All waters 
within 200 yards of any tank vessel maneuvering to approach, moor, 
unmoor or depart the TAPS Terminal or transiting, maneuvering, laying 
to, or anchored within the boundaries of the Captain of the Port, 
Prince William Sound Zone described in 33 CFR 3.85-20(b).
    (3) Valdez Narrows, Port Valdez, Valdez, Alaska. All waters within 
200 yards of the Valdez Narrows Tanker Optimum Track line, when a 
tanker is navigating through the narrows.
    (i) The Valdez Narrows Tanker Optimum Track line is a line 
commencing at 61[deg]05.38' N, 146[deg]37.38' W; thence south westerly 
to 61[deg]04.05' N, 146[deg]40.05' W; thence southerly to 61[deg]04.05' 
N, 146[deg]41.20' W.
    (ii) This security zone encompasses all waters 200 yards either 
side of the Valdez Narrows Optimum Track line.
    (iii) Whenever a tank vessel is navigating on the Valdez Narrows 
Optimum Track line, the security zone is activated and subject to 
enforcement. All vessels forward of a TAPS tanker's movement shall 
vacate the security zone surrounding the Optimum Track line. Vessels 
may reenter the security zone astern of a moving tanker provided that a 
200 yards separation is given, as required in paragraph (a)(2) of this 
section.
    (b) Regulations. (1) The general regulations in 33 CFR 165.33 apply 
to the security zones established in paragraph (a) of this section. No 
person or vessel may enter these security zones without permission of 
the Captain of the Port, Prince William Sound.
    (2) All persons and vessels granted permission to enter these 
security zones must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the 
Port representative or designated on-scene patrol vessel. These 
personnel are comprised of commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of 
the Coast Guard. Upon being hailed by a Coast Guard vessel by siren, 
radio, flashing light, or other means, the operator of a vessel must 
proceed as directed.
    (3) The Captain of the Port or his representative or the designated 
on-scene patrol vessel may authorize vessels to enter the security 
zones in this section.
    (c) Effective period. This section is effective from June 13, 2005, 
to October 11, 2005.

    Dated: June 10, 2005.
M.S. Gardiner,
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Prince William Sound.
[FR Doc. 05-12932 Filed 6-29-05; 8:45 am]
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