Special Local Regulation: ULHRA Hydroplane Races, Columbia Park, Kennewick, WA, 20047-20049 [E7-7625]

Download as PDF 20047 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 77 / Monday, April 23, 2007 / Rules and Regulations temporary exemption from the registration requirement will also be provided for those persons whose application for exemption are denied, provided that DEA receives a properly completed application for registration on or before 30 days following the date of official DEA notification that the application for exemption has been denied. The temporary exemption for such persons will remain in effect until DEA takes final action on their registration application. 5. Section 1310.12 is amended by adding in alphabetical order in the table I in paragraph (c) an entry for ‘‘Nphenethyl-4-piperidone (NPP)’’ to read as follows: § 1310.12 * Exempt chemical mixtures. * * (c) * * * * * TABLE OF CONCENTRATION LIMITS DEA chemical code No. * * N-phenethyl-4-piperidone (NPP) ............ * * * Concentration * 8332 ................. * * Not exempt at any concentration ........... * * * * BILLING CODE 4410–09–C Regulatory Information DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [CGD13–07–013] RIN 1625–AA00 Special Local Regulation: ULHRA Hydroplane Races, Columbia Park, Kennewick, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: cprice-sewell on PRODPC74 with RULES SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the ULHRA National Series Hydroplane Race to be held on the waters of the Columbia River in the vicinity of Columbia Park, Kennewick, WA. These special local regulations limit the movement of non-participating vessels in the regulated race area. This temporary rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. DATES: This regulation is effective from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 19 and 20, 2007. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket (CGD13–07– 013) and are available for inspection or copying at U.S. Coast Guard MSO/ Group Portland, 6767 N. Basin Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97217 between 7 a.m. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Apr 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 * * Chemical mixtures containing amount of NPP are not exempt. * and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petty Officer Michelle Duty, c/o Captain of the Port, Portland 6767 N. Basin Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97217, (503) 240–2590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: * Dated: April 11, 2007. Michele M. Leonhart, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 07–2015 Filed 4–20–07; 8:45 am] ACTION: * Special conditions * any * the special local regulation is needed to protect watercraft and their occupants from safety hazards associated with the event. This special local regulation will be enforced by representatives of the Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon. The Captain of the Port may be assisted by other federal, state, and local agencies. Background and Purpose Discussion of Rule This temporary rule will create a regulated area to assist in minimizing the inherent dangers associated with hydroplane races. These dangers include, but are not limited to, excessive noise, race craft traveling at high speed in close proximity to one another and to spectator craft, and the risk of airborne objects from any accidents associated with hydroplanes. In the event that hydroplanes require emergency assistance, rescuers must have immediate and unencumbered access to the craft. The Coast Guard, through this action, intends to promote the safety of personnel, vessels, and facilities in the area. Due to these concerns, public safety requires these regulations to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters. The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation to allow for a safe racing event. This event occurs on the Columbia River in Lake Wallula in the vicinity of Columbia Park in Kennewick, WA and is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. and last until 7 p.m. on May 19 and 20, 2007. This event may result in a number of recreational vessels congregating near the hydroplane races. The hydroplane race poses several dangers to the public including excessive noise, objects falling from any accidents, and hydroplanes racing at high speeds in proximity to other vessels. Accordingly, Regulatory Evaluation This temporary 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 temporary rule to be so minimal We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this regulation. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and 5 U.S.C. 553 (d)(3), 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. Publishing an NPRM would be contrary to public interest since immediate action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators. If normal notice and comment procedures were followed, this rule would not become effective until after the date of the event. For this reason, following normal rulemaking procedures in this case would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23APR1.SGM 23APR1 20048 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 77 / Monday, April 23, 2007 / Rules and Regulations that a full Regulatory Evaluation under the regulatory policies and procedures of DHS is unnecessary. This expectation is based on the fact that the regulated area established by this rule encompasses an area on the Columbia River near Columbia Park in Kennewick, WA not frequented by commercial navigation. The regulation is established for the benefit and safety of the recreational boating public, and any negative recreational boating impact is offset by the benefits of allowing the hydroplanes to race. This rule would be enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day on May 19 and 20, 2007. For the above reasons, the Coast Guard does not anticipate any significant economic impact. cprice-sewell on PRODPC74 with RULES Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in a portion of the Columbia River during the time mentioned under Background and Purpose. This special local regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities due to its short duration and small area. The only vessels likely to be impacted will be recreational boaters, small passenger vessel operators, and a ferry that runs through the regulated area twice a day. The event is held for the benefit and entertainment of those above categories. Because the impacts of this proposal are expected to be so minimal, the Coast Guard certifies under 605(b) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) that this temporary rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this temporary rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Apr 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. 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 can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). 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 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 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 taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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. 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. E:\FR\FM\23APR1.SGM 23APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 77 / Monday, April 23, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 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 M16475.1D 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)(h) of Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, from further environmental documentation. Special local regulations issued in conjunction with a regatta or marine event permit are specifically excluded from further analysis and documentation under that section. Under figure 2–1, paragraph (34)(h) of the instruction, an ‘‘Environmental Analysis Check List’’ and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record keeping requirements, Waterways. I For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR Part 100 as follows: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: I [COTP San Francisco Bay 07–009] RIN 1625–AA08 Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. Add temporary § 100.T13–009 to read as follows: I cprice-sewell on PRODPC74 with RULES § 100.T13–009 ULHRA Hydroplane Races Columbia Park, Kennewick, WA. (a) Regulated Area: The regulated area is defined as the waters of the Columbia River from bank to bank in the vicinity of Columbia Park on Lake Wallula in Kennewick, Washington commencing at the Interstate 395 Bridge and continuing up river 2.0 miles and terminating at the northern end of Hydro Island. (b) Special Local Regulations. This event will take place from 7 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m. May 19–20, 2007, in the described waters of the Columbia River Kennewick, Washington. (3) No persons may enter or remain in the regulated area except for participants in the event, supporting personnel, vessels registered with the 15:21 Apr 20, 2007 Dated: April 6, 2007. R.R. Houck, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, 13th Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E7–7625 Filed 4–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS VerDate Aug<31>2005 event organizer, and personnel or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. (4) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander is a commissioned, warrant, petty officer, or auxiliarist of the Coast Guard who has been designated by Commander, Coast Guard Sector Portland. A Coast Guard Auxiliarist, when so appointed by the COTP per 14 U.S.C. 831, may act as the Patrol Commander. The Patrol Commander is empowered to control movement of vessels in the regulated area and adjoining waters during the hours these regulations are in effect. (5) A succession of sharp, short signals by whistle, siren, or horn from vessels patrolling the area shall serve as a signal to stop. Vessels or persons signaled shall stop and shall comply with the orders of the patrol vessels. Failure to due so may result in the expulsion from the area, citation, for failure to comply or both. (6) Any spectator vessel may anchor outside the regulated area specified in paragraph (a)(1) of this section but, may not block a navigable channel. Jkt 211001 Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Opening Day on San Francisco Bay, Corinthian Yacht Club, San Francisco Bay, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations for the annual ‘‘Opening Day on San Francisco Bay’’ sponsored by the Pacific InterClub Yacht Association and Corinthian Yacht Club in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay on April 29, 2007. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators during the parade of boats. During the enforcement period spectator vessels may not anchor, block, loiter, nor PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 20049 impede the through transit of participants or official patrol vessels within the area described during the event without permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1103 will be enforced from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on April 29, 2007. DATES: ENS Sheral Richardson, Waterways Management Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, at (415) 556–2950 extension 140. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations for the Opening Day on San Francisco Bay in 33 CFR 100.1103 on April 29, 2007 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the waters of San Francisco Bay, Crissy Fields, and near Pier 35. The Coast Guard has granted the event sponsor a marine event permit for the waterfront festival. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.1103, spectator vessels may not anchor, block, loiter, nor impede the through transit of participants or official patrol vessels within the area described during the event without permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessels entering the ‘‘Opening Day on San Francisco Bay’’ regulated area shall follow the parade route established by the sponsor and be capable of maintaining an approximate speed of six (6) knots. The parade will be interrupted, as necessary, to permit the passage of commercial vessel traffic, which must cross the parade route at a no-wake speed and perpendicular to the parade route. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing these regulations. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.1103 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the maritime community will be provided advance notification of these events via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, he may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: 12 April 2007. W.J. Uberti, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, San Francisco. [FR Doc. E7–7694 Filed 4–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P E:\FR\FM\23APR1.SGM 23APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[CGD13-07-013]
RIN 1625-AA00


Special Local Regulation: ULHRA Hydroplane Races, Columbia Park, 
Kennewick, WA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local 
regulation for the ULHRA National Series Hydroplane Race to be held on 
the waters of the Columbia River in the vicinity of Columbia Park, 
Kennewick, WA. These special local regulations limit the movement of 
non-participating vessels in the regulated race area. This temporary 
rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters 
during the event.

DATES: This regulation is effective from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 19 and 
20, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket (CGD13-07-013) and are available for 
inspection or copying at U.S. Coast Guard MSO/Group Portland, 6767 N. 
Basin Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97217 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petty Officer Michelle Duty, c/o 
Captain of the Port, Portland 6767 N. Basin Avenue, Portland, Oregon 
97217, (503) 240-2590.

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) and 5 U.S.C. 553 (d)(3), 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. Publishing an NPRM would be contrary to public 
interest since immediate action is necessary to ensure the safety of 
vessels and spectators. If normal notice and comment procedures were 
followed, this rule would not become effective until after the date of 
the event. For this reason, following normal rulemaking procedures in 
this case would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest.

Background and Purpose

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local 
regulation to allow for a safe racing event. This event occurs on the 
Columbia River in Lake Wallula in the vicinity of Columbia Park in 
Kennewick, WA and is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. and last until 7 p.m. 
on May 19 and 20, 2007. This event may result in a number of 
recreational vessels congregating near the hydroplane races. The 
hydroplane race poses several dangers to the public including excessive 
noise, objects falling from any accidents, and hydroplanes racing at 
high speeds in proximity to other vessels. Accordingly, the special 
local regulation is needed to protect watercraft and their occupants 
from safety hazards associated with the event. This special local 
regulation will be enforced by representatives of the Captain of the 
Port, Portland, Oregon. The Captain of the Port may be assisted by 
other federal, state, and local agencies.

Discussion of Rule

    This temporary rule will create a regulated area to assist in 
minimizing the inherent dangers associated with hydroplane races. These 
dangers include, but are not limited to, excessive noise, race craft 
traveling at high speed in close proximity to one another and to 
spectator craft, and the risk of airborne objects from any accidents 
associated with hydroplanes. In the event that hydroplanes require 
emergency assistance, rescuers must have immediate and unencumbered 
access to the craft. The Coast Guard, through this action, intends to 
promote the safety of personnel, vessels, and facilities in the area. 
Due to these concerns, public safety requires these regulations to 
provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters.

Regulatory Evaluation

    This temporary 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 temporary rule to be so 
minimal

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that a full Regulatory Evaluation under the regulatory policies and 
procedures of DHS is unnecessary. This expectation is based on the fact 
that the regulated area established by this rule encompasses an area on 
the Columbia River near Columbia Park in Kennewick, WA not frequented 
by commercial navigation. The regulation is established for the benefit 
and safety of the recreational boating public, and any negative 
recreational boating impact is offset by the benefits of allowing the 
hydroplanes to race. This rule would be enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
each day on May 19 and 20, 2007. For the above reasons, the Coast Guard 
does not anticipate any significant economic impact.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact 
on a substantial number of small entities. The term ``small entities'' 
comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are 
independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, 
and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000.
    The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.
    This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be 
small entities: the owners or operators of vessels intending to transit 
or anchor in a portion of the Columbia River during the time mentioned 
under Background and Purpose. This special local regulation will not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities due to its short duration and small area. The only vessels 
likely to be impacted will be recreational boaters, small passenger 
vessel operators, and a ferry that runs through the regulated area 
twice a day. The event is held for the benefit and entertainment of 
those above categories. Because the impacts of this proposal are 
expected to be so minimal, the Coast Guard certifies under 605(b) of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) that this 
temporary rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    If you think that your business, organization, or governmental 
jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this temporary rule 
would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment 
(see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to 
what degree this rule would economically affect it.

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 can better evaluate its 
effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process.
    Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal 
employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal 
regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory 
Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory 
Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and 
rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to 
comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1-888-REG-FAIR 
(1-888-734-3247).

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 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 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 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 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. 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.

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    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 M16475.1D 
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)(h) of Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, from further 
environmental documentation. Special local regulations issued in 
conjunction with a regatta or marine event permit are specifically 
excluded from further analysis and documentation under that section.
    Under figure 2-1, paragraph (34)(h) of the instruction, an 
``Environmental Analysis Check List'' and a categorical exclusion 
determination are not required for this rule.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100

    Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and record keeping 
requirements, Waterways.

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 
CFR Part 100 as follows:

PART 100--SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS

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1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233.


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2. Add temporary Sec.  100.T13-009 to read as follows:


Sec.  100.T13-009  ULHRA Hydroplane Races Columbia Park, Kennewick, WA.

    (a) Regulated Area: The regulated area is defined as the waters of 
the Columbia River from bank to bank in the vicinity of Columbia Park 
on Lake Wallula in Kennewick, Washington commencing at the Interstate 
395 Bridge and continuing up river 2.0 miles and terminating at the 
northern end of Hydro Island.
    (b) Special Local Regulations. This event will take place from 7 
a.m. to approximately 7 p.m. May 19-20, 2007, in the described waters 
of the Columbia River Kennewick, Washington.
    (3) No persons may enter or remain in the regulated area except for 
participants in the event, supporting personnel, vessels registered 
with the event organizer, and personnel or vessels authorized by the 
Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
    (4) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander is a commissioned, warrant, 
petty officer, or auxiliarist of the Coast Guard who has been 
designated by Commander, Coast Guard Sector Portland. A Coast Guard 
Auxiliarist, when so appointed by the COTP per 14 U.S.C. 831, may act 
as the Patrol Commander. The Patrol Commander is empowered to control 
movement of vessels in the regulated area and adjoining waters during 
the hours these regulations are in effect.
    (5) A succession of sharp, short signals by whistle, siren, or horn 
from vessels patrolling the area shall serve as a signal to stop. 
Vessels or persons signaled shall stop and shall comply with the orders 
of the patrol vessels. Failure to due so may result in the expulsion 
from the area, citation, for failure to comply or both.
    (6) Any spectator vessel may anchor outside the regulated area 
specified in paragraph (a)(1) of this section but, may not block a 
navigable channel.

    Dated: April 6, 2007.
R.R. Houck,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, 13th Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E7-7625 Filed 4-20-07; 8:45 am]
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