Security Zone; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD, 78363-78365 [E6-22441]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 250 / Friday, December 29, 2006 / Rules and Regulations 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; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g), 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5.; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064. 2. Add Temporary § 165.T05–123, to read as follows: I rmajette on PROD1PC72 with RULES (a) Location: The following area is a safety zone: All waters of the Cape Fear River from COLREGS Demarcation Line drawn from Oak Island Light House to Bald Head Island Abandon Light House noted on NOAA chart 11537 and proceeding north up the Cape Fear River bank to bank to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, in the Captain of the Port Cape Fear River, Wilmington North Carolina zone as defined in 33 CFR § 3.25–20. (b) Definition: As used in this section; Captain of the Port: means any U.S. Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port, Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina to act on his behalf. (c) Regulation: (1) In accordance with the general regulations in 165.23 of this part, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina, or designated representative. (2) The operator of any vessel in the immediate vicinity of this safety zone shall: (i) Stop the vessel immediately upon being directed to do so by any commissioned, warrant or petty officer on board a vessel displaying a U.S. Coast Guard Ensign. (ii) Proceed as directed by any commissioned, warrant or petty officer on board a vessel displaying a U.S. Coast Guard Ensign. (3) The Captain of the Port, Cape Fear River Wilmington, North Carolina can be contacted at telephone number (910) 772–2191/94 or (910) 512–5830/31. (4) Coast Guard vessels enforcing the safety zone can be contacted on VHF– FM marine band radio, channel 13 (156.65 MHz) and channel 16 (156.8 MHz). (d) Enforcement period: The zone will be enforced for approximately five (5) to seven (7) hours on a day between February 1 and February 15 when the transit of the vessel carrying four large industrial cranes occurs. If the transit occurs as planned on a day during this period, then the zone will not be 13:55 Dec 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 Dated: December 18, 2006. Byron L. Black, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. [FR Doc. E6–22440 Filed 12–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P § 165.T05–123 Safety Zone: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina. VerDate Aug<31>2005 enforced on subsequent days during the duration of the effective period. (e) Effective Date: This regulation is effective from 1 a.m. on February 1, 2007 until 11 p.m. on February 15, 2007. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [CGD05–06–121] RIN 1625–AA00 Security Zone; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of persons and property, and prevent terrorist acts or incidents during the U.S. House Republican Issues Conference, being held during January 24–26, 2007. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore. DATES: This rule is effective from 7 a.m. on January 24, 2007, through 7 a.m. on January 27, 2007. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket CGD05–06– 121 and are available for inspection or copying at Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, 2401 Hawkins Point Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21226–1791, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ronald Houck, Waterways Management Division, at Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, 2401 Hawkins Point Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21226–1791, telephone number (410) 576–2674. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 78363 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 and for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. The Coast Guard is establishing this security zone to support the United States Capitol Police Dignitary Protection Division, the lead federal agency coordinating security for the U.S. House Republican Issues Conference, in their efforts to coordinate security operations and establish a secure environment for this highly visible and publicized event. This temporary security zone of short duration is necessary to provide for the security of a large gathering of highranking United States officials, their families and staff. Additionally, the publication of an NPRM is contrary to the public interest as our Nation continues its heightened security posture. Therefore, immediate action is required to address the ongoing threat to U.S. national interests. For the 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. The measures contemplated by the rule are intended to protect the public by preventing waterborne acts of terrorism, which terrorists have demonstrated a capability to carry out. Immediate action is needed to defend against and deter these terrorist acts. Any delay in the effective date of this rule is contrary to public and national interests. Background and Purpose The ongoing hostilities in Afghanistan and Iraq have made it prudent for U.S. ports and waterways to be on a higher state of alert because the al Qaeda organization and other similar organizations have declared an ongoing intention to conduct armed attacks on U.S. interests worldwide. Due to increased awareness that future terrorist attacks are possible the Coast Guard, as lead federal agency for maritime homeland security, has determined that the Coast Guard Captain of the Port must have the means to be aware of, deter, detect, intercept, and respond to asymmetric threats, acts of aggression, and attacks by terrorists on the American homeland while still maintaining our freedoms and sustaining the flow of commerce. This security zone is part of a comprehensive port security regime designed to safeguard human life, vessels, and E:\FR\FM\29DER1.SGM 29DER1 78364 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 250 / Friday, December 29, 2006 / Rules and Regulations waterfront facilities against sabotage or terrorist attacks. The Captain of the Port Baltimore is establishing a security zone to address the aforementioned security concerns and to take steps to prevent the catastrophic impact that a terrorist attack against a large gathering of highranking United States officials, their families, and staff at or near the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, in Cambridge, Maryland, would have. This temporary security zone applies to all waters of the Choptank River, within 500 yards of the resort’s River Marsh Marina Breakwater Pavilion, in approximate position latitude 38°33.76′ N longitude 076°02.75′ W (North American Datum of 1983). Vessels underway at the time this security zone is implemented will immediately proceed out of the zone. We will issue written and broadcast Notices to Mariners to further publicize the security zone and any revisions to the zone. Except for Public vessels and vessels at berth, mooring or at anchor, this rule temporarily requires all vessels in the designated security zone as defined by this rule to depart the security zone. rmajette on PROD1PC72 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). 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 operate, transit or anchor on the Choptank River, within 500 yards of the Hyatt Regency VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:55 Dec 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina’s Breakwater Pavilion, in approximate position latitude 38°33.76′ N longitude 076°02.75′ W (North American Datum of 1983) from 7 a.m. on January 24, 2007 through 7 a.m. on January 27, 2007. This security zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities due to its limited size, vessels requiring to transit the federal navigation channel will be able to do so, and a lack of seasonal vessel traffic associated with recreational boating and commercial fishing during the effective period. Further, vessels with compelling interests that outweigh the port’s security needs may be granted waivers from the requirements of the security zone. 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. If your small business or organization would be affected by this final rule and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact one of the points of contact listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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 E:\FR\FM\29DER1.SGM 29DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 250 / Friday, December 29, 2006 / Rules and Regulations require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. I 2. Add temporary § 165.T05–121 to read as follows: Technical Standards § 165.T05–121 Security Zone; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD. 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 and Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 5100.1, 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 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 a security zone. Under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction, an ‘‘Environmental Analysis Check List’’ and a ‘‘Categorical Exclusion Determination’’ are available in the docket. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Vessels, 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: rmajette on PROD1PC72 with RULES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:55 Dec 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 (a) Definitions. For the purposes of this section, Captain of the Port Baltimore means the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard sector Baltimore, Maryland and any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Maryland to act as a designated representative on his behalf. (b) Location. The following area is a security zone: All waters of the Choptank River, within 500 yards of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina’s Breakwater Pavilion, in approximate position latitude 38° 33.76′ N longitude 076° 02.75′ W (North American Datum of 1983). (c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing security zones found in § 165.33 of this part apply to the security zone described in paragraph (b) of this section. (2) Entry into or remaining in this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated representative. Except for Public vessels and vessels at berth, mooring or at anchor, all vessels in this zone are to depart the security zone. (3) Persons desiring to transit the area of the security zone must first obtain authorization from the Captain of the Port Baltimore. To seek permission to transit the area, the Captain of the Port Baltimore can be contacted at telephone number (410) 576–2693. The Coast Guard vessels enforcing this section can be contacted on Marine Band Radio, VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). 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. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Baltimore and proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course while within the zone. (d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the zone by Federal, State, and local agencies. (e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 7 a.m. on January 24, 2007, through 7 a.m. on January 27, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 78365 Dated: December 18, 2006. Brian D. Kelley, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland. [FR Doc. E6–22441 Filed 12–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [COTP JACKSONVILLE 06–276] RIN 1625–AA87 Security Zones; Escorted Vessels in the Captain of the Port Jacksonville Zone Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is temporarily establishing security zones around any vessel escorted by one or more Coast Guard, State, or local law enforcement assets within the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL. No vessel or person is allowed within 100 yards of an escorted vessel, while within the navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Zone, Jacksonville, FL, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville, FL or designated representative. Additionally, all vessels within 500 yards of an escorted vessel in the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL will be required to operate at a minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and facilities from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other events of a similar nature while we undertake a separate, notice-andcomment rulemaking to establish a permanent security zone for escorted vessels in the COTP Jacksonville Zone. DATES: This rule is effective from December 7, 2006, through April 1, 2007. Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket (COTP Jacksonville 06–276) and are available for inspection or copying at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Prevention Department, 7820 Arlington Expressway, Suite 400, Jacksonville, FL 32211, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ensign Kira Peterson at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Prevention ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\29DER1.SGM 29DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[CGD05-06-121]
RIN 1625-AA00


Security Zone; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone 
encompassing certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is 
necessary to ensure the safety of persons and property, and prevent 
terrorist acts or incidents during the U.S. House Republican Issues 
Conference, being held during January 24-26, 2007. This rule prohibits 
vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels 
and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless 
specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted 
specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore.

DATES: This rule is effective from 7 a.m. on January 24, 2007, through 
7 a.m. on January 27, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket CGD05-06-121 and are available for 
inspection or copying at Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, 2401 
Hawkins Point Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21226-1791, between 9 a.m. and 
4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ronald Houck, Waterways Management 
Division, at Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, 2401 Hawkins 
Point Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21226-1791, telephone number (410) 576-
2674.

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 and for making this rule 
effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. 
The Coast Guard is establishing this security zone to support the 
United States Capitol Police Dignitary Protection Division, the lead 
federal agency coordinating security for the U.S. House Republican 
Issues Conference, in their efforts to coordinate security operations 
and establish a secure environment for this highly visible and 
publicized event. This temporary security zone of short duration is 
necessary to provide for the security of a large gathering of high-
ranking United States officials, their families and staff. 
Additionally, the publication of an NPRM is contrary to the public 
interest as our Nation continues its heightened security posture. 
Therefore, immediate action is required to address the ongoing threat 
to U.S. national interests.
    For the 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. The measures 
contemplated by the rule are intended to protect the public by 
preventing waterborne acts of terrorism, which terrorists have 
demonstrated a capability to carry out. Immediate action is needed to 
defend against and deter these terrorist acts. Any delay in the 
effective date of this rule is contrary to public and national 
interests.

Background and Purpose

    The ongoing hostilities in Afghanistan and Iraq have made it 
prudent for U.S. ports and waterways to be on a higher state of alert 
because the al Qaeda organization and other similar organizations have 
declared an ongoing intention to conduct armed attacks on U.S. 
interests worldwide. Due to increased awareness that future terrorist 
attacks are possible the Coast Guard, as lead federal agency for 
maritime homeland security, has determined that the Coast Guard Captain 
of the Port must have the means to be aware of, deter, detect, 
intercept, and respond to asymmetric threats, acts of aggression, and 
attacks by terrorists on the American homeland while still maintaining 
our freedoms and sustaining the flow of commerce. This security zone is 
part of a comprehensive port security regime designed to safeguard 
human life, vessels, and

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waterfront facilities against sabotage or terrorist attacks.
    The Captain of the Port Baltimore is establishing a security zone 
to address the aforementioned security concerns and to take steps to 
prevent the catastrophic impact that a terrorist attack against a large 
gathering of high-ranking United States officials, their families, and 
staff at or near the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and 
Marina, in Cambridge, Maryland, would have. This temporary security 
zone applies to all waters of the Choptank River, within 500 yards of 
the resort's River Marsh Marina Breakwater Pavilion, in approximate 
position latitude 38[deg]33.76' N longitude 076[deg]02.75' W (North 
American Datum of 1983). Vessels underway at the time this security 
zone is implemented will immediately proceed out of the zone. We will 
issue written and broadcast Notices to Mariners to further publicize 
the security zone and any revisions to the zone.
    Except for Public vessels and vessels at berth, mooring or at 
anchor, this rule temporarily requires all vessels in the designated 
security zone as defined by this rule to depart the security zone.

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 
operate, transit or anchor on the Choptank River, within 500 yards of 
the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina's 
Breakwater Pavilion, in approximate position latitude 38[deg]33.76' N 
longitude 076[deg]02.75' W (North American Datum of 1983) from 7 a.m. 
on January 24, 2007 through 7 a.m. on January 27, 2007. This security 
zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities due to its limited size, vessels requiring to 
transit the federal navigation channel will be able to do so, and a 
lack of seasonal vessel traffic associated with recreational boating 
and commercial fishing during the effective period. Further, vessels 
with compelling interests that outweigh the port's security needs may 
be granted waivers from the requirements of the security zone.

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. If your 
small business or organization would be affected by this final rule and 
you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, 
please contact one of the points of contact listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.
    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 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

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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 
and Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 5100.1, 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 
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 a security zone.
    Under figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(g), of the Instruction, an 
``Environmental Analysis Check List'' and a ``Categorical Exclusion 
Determination'' are available in the docket.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

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

0
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. Add temporary Sec.  165.T05-121 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.T05-121  Security Zone; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD.

    (a) Definitions. For the purposes of this section, Captain of the 
Port Baltimore means the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard sector Baltimore, 
Maryland and any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer 
who has been authorized by the Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector 
Baltimore, Maryland to act as a designated representative on his 
behalf.
    (b) Location. The following area is a security zone: All waters of 
the Choptank River, within 500 yards of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake 
Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina's Breakwater Pavilion, in approximate 
position latitude 38[deg] 33.76' N longitude 076[deg] 02.75' W (North 
American Datum of 1983).
    (c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing security 
zones found in Sec.  165.33 of this part apply to the security zone 
described in paragraph (b) of this section.
    (2) Entry into or remaining in this zone is prohibited unless 
authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore or his 
designated representative. Except for Public vessels and vessels at 
berth, mooring or at anchor, all vessels in this zone are to depart the 
security zone.
    (3) Persons desiring to transit the area of the security zone must 
first obtain authorization from the Captain of the Port Baltimore. To 
seek permission to transit the area, the Captain of the Port Baltimore 
can be contacted at telephone number (410) 576-2693. The Coast Guard 
vessels enforcing this section can be contacted on Marine Band Radio, 
VHF-FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). 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. If permission is granted, all 
persons and vessels must comply with the instructions of the Captain of 
the Port Baltimore and proceed at the minimum speed necessary to 
maintain a safe course while within the zone.
    (d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol 
and enforcement of the zone by Federal, State, and local agencies.
    (e) Enforcement period. This section will be enforced from 7 a.m. 
on January 24, 2007, through 7 a.m. on January 27, 2007.

    Dated: December 18, 2006.
Brian D. Kelley,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland.
 [FR Doc. E6-22441 Filed 12-28-06; 8:45 am]
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