Anchorage Regulations; Camden, Maine, Penobscot Bay, 464-466 [E6-22613]

Download as PDF 464 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 3 / Friday, January 5, 2007 / Rules and Regulations we offered to assist small entities in understanding this rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. However, we received no requests for assistance from any small entities. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. Collection of Information This rule will call 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. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:22 Jan 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might 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 would 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. 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)(f), of the Instruction, from further environmental documentation because we are changing the size of the anchorage grounds. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 110 Anchorage grounds. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 110 as follows: I PART 110—ANCHORAGE REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 110 continues to read as follows: 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. I 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. * PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Authority: 33 U.S.C. 471, 1221 through 1236, 2030, 2035, 2071; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g); Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170. 2. In § 110.196, revise paragraph (a) to read as follows: I § 110.196 Sabine Pass Channel, Sabine Pass, Texas. (a) The anchorage area. The water bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates: Latitude 29°44′14″ 29°44′18″ 29°43′53″ 29°43′32″ * Longitude 93°52′24″ W 93°52′06″ W 93°51′47″ W 93°51′52″ W N N N N * * * Dated: December 14, 2006. J.R. Whitehead, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E6–22586 Filed 1–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 110 [CGD01–06–084] RIN 1625–AA01 Anchorage Regulations; Camden, Maine, Penobscot Bay AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\05JAR1.SGM Coast Guard, DHS. 05JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 3 / Friday, January 5, 2007 / Rules and Regulations ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard hereby amends two special anchorage areas in Camden Harbor, Camden, Maine. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and provide safe and secure anchorages for vessels not more than 65 feet in length. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property in Camden Harbor, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce. DATES: This rule is effective February 5, 2007. Comments and materials received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket (CGD01–06–084), and are available for inspection or copying at room 628, First Coast Guard District Boston, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John J. Mauro, Commander (dpw), First Coast Guard District, 408 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02110, Telephone (617) 223–8355, e-mail: John.J.Mauro@uscg.mil. ADDRESSES: Regulatory Information On August 10, 2006, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Anchorage Regulations; Camden, ME, Penobscot Bay’’ in the Federal Register (71 FR 45746). We received no letters commenting on the proposed rule. No public hearing was requested, and none was held. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES Background and Purpose This rule is intended to reduce the risk of vessel collisions by creating two special anchorage areas in Camden Harbor. This rule will establish a special anchorage area to the west of Northeast Point and a second special anchorage area to the northwest of Curtis Island, creating anchorage for approximately 400 vessels. The Coast Guard is designating the special anchorage areas in accordance with 33 U.S.C. 471. Under that statute, vessels will not be required to sound signals or exhibit anchor lights or shapes which are otherwise required by rule 30 and 35 of the Inland Navigation Rules, codified at 33 U.S.C. 2030 and 2035. The Coast Guard has defined the anchorage area contained herein with the advice and consent of the Army Corps of Engineers, Northeast, located at 696 Virginia Rd., Concord, MA 01742. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:22 Jan 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary. This finding is based on the fact that this rule conforms to the changing needs of the Town of Camden, the changing needs of recreational, fishing and commercial vessels, and makes the best use of the available navigable water. This rule is in the interest of safe navigation and protection of Camden and the marine environment. 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. 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 on them and participate in the rulemaking. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact John J. Mauro, at the address listed in ADDRESSES above. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 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). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 465 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 would 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 will not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might 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 would 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 E:\FR\FM\05JAR1.SGM 05JAR1 466 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 3 / Friday, January 5, 2007 / Rules and Regulations responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. PART 110—ANCHORAGE REGULATIONS 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 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES We have considered the environmental impact of this rule and concluded that, under figure 2–1, paragraph 34(f), of Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, this rule is categorically excluded from further environmental documentation. A final ‘‘Categorical Exclusion Determination’’ and a final ‘‘Environmental Analysis Check List’’ are available in the docket for inspection or copying where indicated under ADDRESSES. This rule fits the category selected from paragraph (34)(f) as it would establish two special anchorage areas. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 110 Anchorage grounds. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 110 as follows: I VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:22 Jan 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 1. The authority citation for part 110 continues to read as follows: Coast Guard I Authority: 33 U.S.C. 471; 1221 through 1236, 2030, 2035, 2071; 33 CFR 1.05–1(g); and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170. 2. Amend § 110.4 by adding paragraph (b) to read as follows: I § 110.4 Penobscot Bay, Maine. * * * * * (b) Camden Harbor, Sherman Cove and adjacent waters. (1) Anchorage A. All of the waters enclosed by a line beginning at Eaton Point at latitude 44°12′31″ N, longitude 069°03′34″ W; thence to latitude 44°12′28″ N, longitude 069°03′33″ W; thence to latitude 44°12′32″ N, longitude 069°02′49″ W; thence along the shoreline to the point of beginning. DATUM: NAD83 (2) Anchorage B. All of the waters enclosed by a line beginning at Dillingham Point at latitude 44°12′12″ N, longitude 069°03′20″ W.; thence to latitude 44°12′14″ N, longitude 069°02′58″ W.; thence to latitude 44°12′19″ N, longitude 069°03′08″ W; thence to latitude 44°12′28″ N, longitude 069°03′13″ W; thence to latitude 44°12′26″ N, longitude 069°03′39″ W; thence along the shoreline to the point of beginning. DATUM: NAD83 Note to paragraph (b): Anchorages A and B are special anchorage areas reserved for yachts and other recreational craft. Fore and aft moorings will be allowed in this area. Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed. Fixed mooring piles or stakes are prohibited. All moorings must be so placed that no vessel when anchored is at any time extended into the thoroughfare. This is to ensure that a distance of approximately 150 feet is left between Anchorages A and B for vessels entering or departing from Camden Harbor. All anchoring in the area is under the supervision of the local harbor master or such other authority as may be designated by the authorities of the Town of Camden, Maine. Dated: December 15, 2006. Timothy S. Sullivan, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E6–22613 Filed 1–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD07–06–130] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 1024.7, Palm Beach, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulation governing the operation of the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1024.7, Palm Beach, Florida. The rule will require the drawbridge to open twice an hour. The schedule is based on requests from vessel operators along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The schedule will require the bridge to open on the quarter and three quarter hour and would meet the reasonable needs of navigation while not impacting vehicular traffic. DATES: This rule is effective February 5, 2007. 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 (CGD07–06–130) and are available for inspection or copying at Commander (dpb), Seventh Coast Guard District, 909 SE. 1st Avenue, Room 432, Miami, Florida 33131–3050 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Barry Dragon, Seventh Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch, telephone number 305–415–6743. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information On August 30, 2006, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1024.7, Palm Beach, FL’’ in the Federal Register (71 FR 51540). We received no comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Background and Purpose The current regulation governing the operation of the Southern Boulevard Bridge is published in 33 CFR E:\FR\FM\05JAR1.SGM 05JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 110

[CGD01-06-084]
RIN 1625-AA01


Anchorage Regulations; Camden, Maine, Penobscot Bay

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

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ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard hereby amends two special anchorage areas in 
Camden Harbor, Camden, Maine. This action is necessary to facilitate 
safe navigation in that area and provide safe and secure anchorages for 
vessels not more than 65 feet in length. This action is intended to 
increase the safety of life and property in Camden Harbor, improve the 
safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and 
efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce.

DATES: This rule is effective February 5, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments and materials received from the public, as well as 
documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, 
are part of docket (CGD01-06-084), and are available for inspection or 
copying at room 628, First Coast Guard District Boston, between 8 a.m. 
and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John J. Mauro, Commander (dpw), 
First Coast Guard District, 408 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02110, 
Telephone (617) 223-8355, e-mail: John.J.Mauro@uscg.mil.

Regulatory Information

    On August 10, 2006, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) entitled ``Anchorage Regulations; Camden, ME, Penobscot Bay'' in 
the Federal Register (71 FR 45746). We received no letters commenting 
on the proposed rule. No public hearing was requested, and none was 
held.

Background and Purpose

    This rule is intended to reduce the risk of vessel collisions by 
creating two special anchorage areas in Camden Harbor. This rule will 
establish a special anchorage area to the west of Northeast Point and a 
second special anchorage area to the northwest of Curtis Island, 
creating anchorage for approximately 400 vessels.
    The Coast Guard is designating the special anchorage areas in 
accordance with 33 U.S.C. 471. Under that statute, vessels will not be 
required to sound signals or exhibit anchor lights or shapes which are 
otherwise required by rule 30 and 35 of the Inland Navigation Rules, 
codified at 33 U.S.C. 2030 and 2035.
    The Coast Guard has defined the anchorage area contained herein 
with the advice and consent of the Army Corps of Engineers, Northeast, 
located at 696 Virginia Rd., Concord, MA 01742.

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.
    We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a 
full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary.
    This finding is based on the fact that this rule conforms to the 
changing needs of the Town of Camden, the changing needs of 
recreational, fishing and commercial vessels, and makes the best use of 
the available navigable water. This rule is in the interest of safe 
navigation and protection of Camden and the marine environment.

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.

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 on them and participate in the rulemaking.
    If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or 
governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its 
provisions or options for compliance, please contact John J. Mauro, at 
the address listed in ADDRESSES above.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
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 would 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 will not create an 
environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might 
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 would 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

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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 considered the environmental impact of this rule and 
concluded that, under figure 2-1, paragraph 34(f), of Commandant 
Instruction M16475.1D, this rule is categorically excluded from further 
environmental documentation. A final ``Categorical Exclusion 
Determination'' and a final ``Environmental Analysis Check List'' are 
available in the docket for inspection or copying where indicated under 
ADDRESSES. This rule fits the category selected from paragraph (34)(f) 
as it would establish two special anchorage areas.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 110

    Anchorage grounds.


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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 
CFR part 110 as follows:

PART 110--ANCHORAGE REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 110 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 471; 1221 through 1236, 2030, 2035, 2071; 
33 CFR 1.05-1(g); and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 
0170.


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2. Amend Sec.  110.4 by adding paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  110.4  Penobscot Bay, Maine.

* * * * *
    (b) Camden Harbor, Sherman Cove and adjacent waters.
    (1) Anchorage A. All of the waters enclosed by a line beginning at 
Eaton Point at latitude 44[deg]12'31'' N, longitude 069[deg]03'34'' W; 
thence to latitude 44[deg]12'28'' N, longitude 069[deg]03'33'' W; 
thence to latitude 44[deg]12'32'' N, longitude 069[deg]02'49'' W; 
thence along the shoreline to the point of beginning. DATUM: NAD83
    (2) Anchorage B. All of the waters enclosed by a line beginning at 
Dillingham Point at latitude 44[deg]12'12'' N, longitude 
069[deg]03'20'' W.; thence to latitude 44[deg]12'14'' N, longitude 
069[deg]02'58'' W.; thence to latitude 44[deg]12'19'' N, longitude 
069[deg]03'08'' W; thence to latitude 44[deg]12'28'' N, longitude 
069[deg]03'13'' W; thence to latitude 44[deg]12'26'' N, longitude 
069[deg]03'39'' W; thence along the shoreline to the point of 
beginning. DATUM: NAD83


    Note to paragraph (b): Anchorages A and B are special anchorage 
areas reserved for yachts and other recreational craft. Fore and aft 
moorings will be allowed in this area. Temporary floats or buoys for 
marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed. Fixed mooring 
piles or stakes are prohibited. All moorings must be so placed that 
no vessel when anchored is at any time extended into the 
thoroughfare. This is to ensure that a distance of approximately 150 
feet is left between Anchorages A and B for vessels entering or 
departing from Camden Harbor. All anchoring in the area is under the 
supervision of the local harbor master or such other authority as 
may be designated by the authorities of the Town of Camden, Maine.


    Dated: December 15, 2006.
Timothy S. Sullivan,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District. 
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