Safety Zone; Thunder on Wheathouse Bay, St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY, 37498-37500 [E6-10281]

Download as PDF 37498 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 126 / Friday, June 30, 2006 / Rules and Regulations 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 fits the category selected from paragraph (34)(g), as it establishes a safety zone. A final ‘‘Environmental Analysis Check List’’ and a final ‘‘Categorical Exclusion Determination’’ will be available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. Dated: June 19, 2006. R.A. Nash, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Sector Southeastern New England. [FR Doc. E6–10283 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am] List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625–AA00 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. Safety Zone; Thunder on Wheathouse Bay, St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY 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; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Public Law 107– 295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add temporary § 165.T01–042 to read as follows: I mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with RULES § 165.T01–042 Safety Zone: Onset Fire District Fireworks Display, Onset Harbor, Onset, Massachusetts. (a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: All navigable waters of Onset Harbor within a one thousand (1000) foot radius of the fireworks launching platform, located in Onset Harbor, Onset, Massachusetts in approximate position 41–44.34 N, 070– 39.5 W. (b) Effective Date. This section is effective from 8:15 p.m. EDT on July 1, 2006 until 10:30 p.m. EDT on July 1, 2006. (c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing safety zones contained in 33 CFR 165.23 apply. (2) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port and the designated on-scene U.S. Coast Guard patrol personnel. These personnel include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard. Upon being hailed by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. Jkt 208001 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [CGD09–06–068] ACTION: PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 15:09 Jun 29, 2006 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: I VerDate Aug<31>2005 BILLING CODE 4910–15–P SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing the navigable waters of the St. Lawrence River during the Hydroplane Races on July 1, 2006 and July 2, 2006. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with high speed boat races. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the St. Lawrence River in Ogdensburg, NY. DATES: This rule is effective from 10 a.m. (local) July 1, 2006 until 5 p.m. (local) on July 2, 2006. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket [CGD09–06– 068] and are available for inspection or copying at: U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, 1 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, New York 14203, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT Tracy Wirth, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, at (716) 843–9573. 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. The permit application was not received in time to publish an NPRM followed by a final rule before the effective date. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying this rule would be contrary to the public interest of ensuring the safety of spectators and PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 vessels during this event, and immediate action is necessary to prevent possible loss of life or property. The Coast Guard has not received any complaints or negative comments previously with regard to this event. Background and Purpose Temporary safety zones are necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from the hazards associated with high speed boat races. Based on recent accidents that have occurred in other Captain of the Port zones, the Captain of the Port Buffalo has determined high speed boat races in close proximity to watercraft pose significant risks to public safety and property. The likely combination of large numbers of recreational vessels, congested waterways, and alcohol use could easily result in serious injuries or fatalities. Establishing a safety zone to control vessel movement around the location of the high speed boat races will help ensure the safety of persons and property at these events and help minimize the associated risk. Discussion of Rule A temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels during the setup and while the high speed boat races are taking place in conjunction with the Thunder on Wheathouse Bay. The high speed boat races will occur between 10 a.m. (local) until 5 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2006 and from 10 a.m. (local) until 5 p.m. (local) on July 2, 2006. The safety zone consists of all navigable waters and adjacent shoreline of Wheathouse Bay on the St. Lawrence River bounded by a line drawn around the following sets of coordinates beginning at approximate position 44°42′35″ N, 075°29′08″ W, then extending north to approximate position 44°42′38″ N, 075°29′08″ W, then extending northeast to approximate position 44°42′45″ N, 075°28′23″ W, then extending south to approximate position 44°42′30″ N, 075°28′23″ W, then extending west back to the point of origin at approximate position 44°42′35″ N, 075°29′08″ W. All Geographic coordinates are North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83). The size of this zone was determined using the COTP approval of the race course including guidelines and local knowledge concerning wind, waves, and currents. All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated onscene representative. The Captain of the Port of Buffalo, or his designated onscene representative, has the authority to terminate the event. Entry into, E:\FR\FM\30JNR1.SGM 30JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 126 / Friday, June 30, 2006 / Rules and Regulations transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-scene representative. The Captain of the Port or his designated on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with RULES 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). 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. This determination is based on the minimal time that vessels will be restricted from the zone and the zone is an area where the Coast Guard expects insignificant adverse impact to mariners from the zones’ activation. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this rule would have a significant 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 might be small entities: The owners or operators of commercial vessels intending to transit a portion of the Onondaga Lake during the activated safety zone. This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: This safety zone is only in effect for a very limited duration from 10 a.m. (local) until 5 p.m. (local) on the days of the event. Vessel traffic can safely pass outside the safety zone during the event. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Jun 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 we offered to assist small entities in understanding this rule so that they can better evaluate its effects and participate in the rulemaking process. Small businesses may send comments on 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). 37499 Protection of Children The Coast Guard has 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 calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). 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. Federalism Energy Effects A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has 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 Executive Order 13132 and have determined that this rule does not have implications for federalism under that Order. 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. Collection of Information 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 would not result in such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This rule will not affect 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. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 procedure; and related management system 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. E:\FR\FM\30JNR1.SGM 30JNR1 37500 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 126 / Friday, June 30, 2006 / Rules and Regulations 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 made a preliminary determination 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, we believe that this rule should be categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction, from further environmental documentation. This event establishes a safety zone therefore paragraph (34)(g) of the Instruction applies. 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; Public Law 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. I 2. A new temporary § 165.T09–068 is added to read as follows: (b) Effective period. This section is effective from 10 a.m. (local) on July 1, 2006 until 5 p.m. (local) on July 2, 2006. (c) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 10 a.m. (local) until 5 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2006 and from 10 a.m. (local) until 5 p.m. (local) on July 2, 2006. (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in section 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo, or his designated on-scene representative. (2) This safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-scene representative. (3) The ‘‘on-scene representative’’ of the Captain of the Port is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the Captain of the Port to act on his behalf. The on-scene representative of the Captain of the Port will be aboard either a Coast Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel. The Captain of the Port or his designated on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety zone shall contact the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-scene representative to obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone shall comply with all directions given to them by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-scene representative. Dated: June 19, 2006. S.J. Ferguson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Buffalo. [FR Doc. E6–10281 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with RULES § 165.T09–068 Safety Zone; Thunder on Wheathouse Bay, St. Lawrence River, Ogdensburg, NY. BILLING CODE 4910–15–P (a) Location. The following area is a temporary safety zone: all navigable waters of and adjacent shoreline of Wheathouse Bay on the St. Lawrence River bounded by a line drawn around the following sets of coordinates beginning at approximate position 44°42′35″ N, 075°29′08″ W, then extending north to approximate position 44°42′38″ N, 075°29′08″ W, then extending northeast to approximate position 44°42′45″ N, 075° 28′23″ W, then extending south to approximate position 44°42′30″ N, 075° 28′23″ W, then extending west back to the point of origin at approximate position 44°42′35″ N, 075° 29′08″ W. All geographic coordinates are North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83). DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Jun 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [CGD09–06–067] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Ferrier Wedding Fireworks, Lake Erie, Fairview, PA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing the navigable waters of Lake Erie during the Ferrier Wedding PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Fireworks on July 1, 2006. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic from a portion of Lake Erie, Fairview, Pennsylvania. DATES: This rule will be effective from 9:30 p.m. (local) until 9:45 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2006. 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 [CGD09–06–067] and are available for inspection or copying at: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Buffalo, 1 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, New York 14203, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT Tracy Wirth, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Buffalo, at (716) 843–9573. 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. The permit application was not received in time to publish an NPRM followed by a final rule before the effective date. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying this rule would be contrary to the public interest of ensuring the safety of spectators and vessels during this event, and immediate action is necessary to prevent possible loss of life or property. The Coast Guard has not received any complaints or negative comments previously with regard to this event. Background and Purpose Temporary safety zones are necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. Based on recent accidents that have occurred in other Captain of the Port zones and the explosive hazard of fireworks, the Captain of the Port Buffalo has determined fireworks launches in close proximity to watercraft pose significant risks to public safety and property. The likely combination of large numbers of recreational vessels, congested waterways, darkness punctuated by bright flashes of light, alcohol use, and debris falling into the water could easily result in serious injuries or fatalities. Establishing a safety zone to control vessel movement around the locations E:\FR\FM\30JNR1.SGM 30JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[CGD09-06-068]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Thunder on Wheathouse Bay, St. Lawrence River, 
Ogdensburg, NY

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone 
encompassing the navigable waters of the St. Lawrence River during the 
Hydroplane Races on July 1, 2006 and July 2, 2006. This safety zone is 
necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels from the 
hazards associated with high speed boat races. This safety zone is 
intended to restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the St. Lawrence 
River in Ogdensburg, NY.

DATES: This rule is effective from 10 a.m. (local) July 1, 2006 until 5 
p.m. (local) on July 2, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket, are part of docket [CGD09-06-068] and are available for 
inspection or copying at: U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, 1 Fuhrmann 
Blvd, Buffalo, New York 14203, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT Tracy Wirth, U.S. Coast Guard 
Sector Buffalo, at (716) 843-9573.

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. The permit application was not 
received in time to publish an NPRM followed by a final rule before the 
effective date.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), good cause exists for making this rule 
effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. 
Delaying this rule would be contrary to the public interest of ensuring 
the safety of spectators and vessels during this event, and immediate 
action is necessary to prevent possible loss of life or property. The 
Coast Guard has not received any complaints or negative comments 
previously with regard to this event.

Background and Purpose

    Temporary safety zones are necessary to ensure the safety of 
vessels and spectators from the hazards associated with high speed boat 
races. Based on recent accidents that have occurred in other Captain of 
the Port zones, the Captain of the Port Buffalo has determined high 
speed boat races in close proximity to watercraft pose significant 
risks to public safety and property. The likely combination of large 
numbers of recreational vessels, congested waterways, and alcohol use 
could easily result in serious injuries or fatalities. Establishing a 
safety zone to control vessel movement around the location of the high 
speed boat races will help ensure the safety of persons and property at 
these events and help minimize the associated risk.

Discussion of Rule

    A temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of 
spectators and vessels during the setup and while the high speed boat 
races are taking place in conjunction with the Thunder on Wheathouse 
Bay. The high speed boat races will occur between 10 a.m. (local) until 
5 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2006 and from 10 a.m. (local) until 5 p.m. 
(local) on July 2, 2006.
    The safety zone consists of all navigable waters and adjacent 
shoreline of Wheathouse Bay on the St. Lawrence River bounded by a line 
drawn around the following sets of coordinates beginning at approximate 
position 44[deg]42[min]35[sec] N, 075[deg]29[min]08[sec] W, then 
extending north to approximate position 44[deg]42[min]38[sec] N, 
075[deg]29[min]08[sec] W, then extending northeast to approximate 
position 44[deg]42[min]45[sec] N, 075[deg]28[min]23[sec] W, then 
extending south to approximate position 44[deg]42[min]30[sec] N, 
075[deg]28[min]23[sec] W, then extending west back to the point of 
origin at approximate position 44[deg]42[min]35[sec] N, 
075[deg]29[min]08[sec] W. All Geographic coordinates are North American 
Datum of 1983 (NAD 83). The size of this zone was determined using the 
COTP approval of the race course including guidelines and local 
knowledge concerning wind, waves, and currents.
    All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the 
Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated on-scene 
representative. The Captain of the Port of Buffalo, or his designated 
on-scene representative, has the authority to terminate the event. 
Entry into,

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transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless 
authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-
scene representative. The Captain of the Port or his designated on-
scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16.

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). 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.
    This determination is based on the minimal time that vessels will 
be restricted from the zone and the zone is an area where the Coast 
Guard expects insignificant adverse impact to mariners from the zones' 
activation.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this rule would have a significant 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 might 
be small entities: The owners or operators of commercial vessels 
intending to transit a portion of the Onondaga Lake during the 
activated safety zone.
    This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: This 
safety zone is only in effect for a very limited duration from 10 a.m. 
(local) until 5 p.m. (local) on the days of the event. Vessel traffic 
can safely pass outside the safety zone during the event.

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 this rule so that they can better evaluate 
its effects and participate in the rulemaking process.
    Small businesses may send comments on 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 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 
Executive Order 13132 and have determined that this rule does not have 
implications for federalism under that Order.

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 would not result in such expenditure, we do 
discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble.

Taking of Private Property

    This rule will not affect 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

    The Coast Guard has 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.

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 procedure; and related management 
system 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.

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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 made a preliminary determination 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, we believe that this rule should 
be categorically excluded, under figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(g), of the 
Instruction, from further environmental documentation. This event 
establishes a safety zone therefore paragraph (34)(g) of the 
Instruction applies.
    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; Public 
Law 107-295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1.

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2. A new temporary Sec.  165.T09-068 is added to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T09-068  Safety Zone; Thunder on Wheathouse Bay, St. Lawrence 
River, Ogdensburg, NY.

    (a) Location. The following area is a temporary safety zone: all 
navigable waters of and adjacent shoreline of Wheathouse Bay on the St. 
Lawrence River bounded by a line drawn around the following sets of 
coordinates beginning at approximate position 44[deg]42'35'' N, 
075[deg]29'08'' W, then extending north to approximate position 
44[deg]42'38'' N, 075[deg]29'08'' W, then extending northeast to 
approximate position 44[deg]42'45'' N, 075[deg] 28'23'' W, then 
extending south to approximate position 44[deg]42'30'' N, 075[deg] 
28'23'' W, then extending west back to the point of origin at 
approximate position 44[deg]42'35'' N, 075[deg] 29'08'' W. All 
geographic coordinates are North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83).
    (b) Effective period. This section is effective from 10 a.m. 
(local) on July 1, 2006 until 5 p.m. (local) on July 2, 2006.
    (c) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 10 a.m. 
(local) until 5 p.m. (local) on July 1, 2006 and from 10 a.m. (local) 
until 5 p.m. (local) on July 2, 2006.
    (d) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 
section 165.23 of this part, entry into, transiting, or anchoring 
within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain 
of the Port Buffalo, or his designated on-scene representative.
    (2) This safety zone is closed to all vessel traffic, except as may 
be permitted by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his designated on-
scene representative.
    (3) The ``on-scene representative'' of the Captain of the Port is 
any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been 
designated by the Captain of the Port to act on his behalf. The on-
scene representative of the Captain of the Port will be aboard either a 
Coast Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel. The Captain of the Port or 
his designated on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 
16.
    (4) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the safety 
zone shall contact the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-scene 
representative to obtain permission to do so. Vessel operators given 
permission to enter or operate in the safety zone shall comply with all 
directions given to them by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-
scene representative.

    Dated: June 19, 2006.
S.J. Ferguson,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Buffalo.
 [FR Doc. E6-10281 Filed 6-29-06; 8:45 am]
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