Security Zone; Severn River and College Creek, Annapolis, MD, 24185-24188 [E7-8447]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 2, 2007 / Rules and Regulations the Center for Veterinary Medicine, 21 CFR part 510 is amended as follows: PART 510—NEW ANIMAL DRUGS 1. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 510 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321, 331, 351, 352, 353, 360b, 371, 379e. 2. In § 510.600, in the table in paragraph (c)(1), revise the entry for ‘‘Alpharma, Inc.’’; and in the table in paragraph (c)(2), revise the entry for ‘‘046573’’ to read as follows: ■ § 510.600 Names, addresses, and drug labeler codes of sponsors of approved applications. * * * (c) * * * (1) * * * * * Firm name and address ***** Alpharma, Inc., 440 Rte. 22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. ***** Drug labeler code 046573 (2) * * * List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 520 Drug labeler code Firm name and address Animal drugs. Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under the authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and redelegated to the Center for Veterinary Medicine, 21 CFR part 520 is amended as follows: ■ ***** Alpharma, Inc., 440 Rte. 22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 ***** 046573 improve the accuracy of the animal drug regulations. DATES: This rule is effective May 2, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George K. Haibel, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV–6), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240–276–9019, email: george.haibel@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FDA is amending the animal drug regulations in 21 CFR 558.95 to correct an inadvertent error in the conditions of use of fenbendazole paste in horses and cattle. The error in the agency’s regulations was introduced in a final rule reflecting the approval of a supplemental new animal drug application that published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2007 (72 FR 10595). This action is being taken to improve the accuracy of the animal drug regulations. This rule does not meet the definition of ‘‘rule’’ in 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(A) because it is a rule of ‘‘particular applicability.’’ Therefore, it is not subject to the congressional review requirements in 5 U.S.C. 801–808. Dated: April 24, 2007. Bernadette Dunham, Deputy Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine. [FR Doc. E7–8322 Filed 5–1–07; 8:45 am] PART 520—ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS 1. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 520 continues to read as follows: ■ 2. Section 520.905c is revised to read as follows: ■ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES § 520.905c Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 520 Oral Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Fenbendazole Paste Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Final rule; technical amendment. mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB ACTION: SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to correct an inadvertent error in the conditions of use of fenbendazole paste in horses and cattle. This action is being taken to VerDate Mar 15 2010 02:49 Aug 19, 2011 of body weight. Retreatment at intervals of 6 to 8 weeks may be required. (B) For control of arteritis caused by the fourth-stage larvae of S. vulgaris: 4.6 mg/lb of body weight daily for 5 days. Treatment should be initiated in the spring and repeated in 6 months. (C) For treatment of encysted mucosal cyathostome (small strongyle) larvae including early third-stage (hypobiotic), late third-stage, and fourth-stage larvae: 4.6 mg/lb of body weight daily for 5 consecutive days. (D) Fenbendazole paste 10 percent may be used concomitantly with approved forms of trichlorfon for the indications provided in paragraph (e)(1)(i)(A) of this section and for treating infections of stomach bots as provided in § 520.2520. (ii) Limitations. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. (2) Cattle—(i) Amount. 2.3 mg/lb of body weight. Retreatment may be needed after 4 to 6 weeks. (ii) Indications for use. For the removal and control of lungworms (Dictyocaulus viviparus), stomach worms (Haemonchus contortus, Ostertagia ostertagi, Trichostrongylus axei), and intestinal worms (Bunostomum phlebotomum, Nematodirus helvetianus, Cooperia punctata, C. oncophora, Trichostrongylus colubriformis, and Oesophagostomum radiatum). (iii) Limitations. Cattle must not be slaughtered within 8 days following last treatment. Dated: April 24, 2007. Bernadette Dunham, Deputy Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine. [FR Doc. E7–8391 Filed 5–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S Authority: 21 U.S.C. 360b. BILLING CODE 4160–01–S AGENCY: 24185 Jkt 223001 Fenbendazole paste. (a) Specifications. Each gram of paste contains 100 milligrams (mg) fenbendazole (10 percent). (b) Sponsor. See No. 057926 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c) Related tolerances. See § 556.275 of this chapter. (d) Special considerations. See § 500.25 of this chapter. (e) Conditions of use—(1) Horses—(i) Indications for use and amounts—(A) For control of large strongyles (Strongylus edentatus, S. equinus, S. vulgaris), small strongyles, pinworms (Oxyuris equi), and ascarids (Parascaris equorum): 2.3 mg per pound (/lb) of body weight, or for foals and weanlings (less than 18 months of age), 4.6 mg/lb PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [CGD05–06–112] RIN 1625–AA87 Security Zone; Severn River and College Creek, Annapolis, MD Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone on certain waters of the Severn River and College Creek. This action is necessary to ensure the security of highranking public officials and safeguard E:\FEDREG\02MYR1.LOC 02MYR1 24186 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 2, 2007 / Rules and Regulations the public at large against terrorist acts or incidents during activities associated with the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony, held annually on the Friday before the Memorial Day holiday in May. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the 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 May 25, 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 CGD05–06–112 and are available for inspection or copying at Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, 2401 Hawkins Point Road, Building 70, Waterways Management Division, Baltimore, Maryland 21226– 1791 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ronald Houck, at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Waterways Management Division, at telephone number (410) 576–2674 or (410) 576–2693. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB Regulatory Information On February 12, 2007, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Security Zone; Severn River and College Creek, Annapolis, MD’’ in the Federal Register (72 FR 6512). We received four letters commenting on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. 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. It took longer to respond to comments than expected. While we did not change the rule, in response to comments we examined ways to ensure that enforcement of the rule would cause minimal disruption to local vessel operators. 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 VerDate Mar 15 2010 02:49 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 homeland security, has determined that the Captain of the Port Baltimore 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 waterfront facilities against sabotage or terrorist attacks. In this particular rulemaking, to address the aforementioned security concerns before, during and after the annual U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony, and to take steps to prevent the catastrophic impact that a terrorist attack against high-ranking public officials and the public at large before, during and after this highly-publicized event would have on the public interest, the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland is establishing a security zone upon all waters of the Severn River, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded by a line drawn from Horseshoe Point, at 38[deg]59’47.6’’ N, 076[deg]29’33.2’’ W; eastward across the Severn river to a point located at 39[deg]00’01.5’’ N, 076[deg]29’08.5’’ W; and a line drawn from Biemans Point, at 38[deg]59’14.4’’ N, 076[deg]28’30.1’’ W; westward across the Severn River to a point 38[deg]59’03.5’’ N, 076[deg]28’50.0’’ W, located on the Naval Academy waterfront. This security zone includes the waters of College Creek eastward of the King George Street Bridge. This security zone will help the Coast Guard to prevent vessels or persons from engaging in terrorist actions against a large number of participants during the event. Due to these heightened security concerns, and the catastrophic impact a terrorist attack on the U.S. Naval Academy before, during and after its annual graduation ceremony would have on the large number of participants, and the surrounding area and communities, a security zone is prudent for this type of event. Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard received a total of four pieces of written correspondence in response to the NPRM. No public meeting was requested and none was held. What follows is a review of, and the Coast Guard’s response to, the issues and questions that were presented by these commenters concerning the proposed regulations. (1) All commenters indicated that the proposed rule would effectively cut off the Severn River to all waterway traffic, PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 including commercial and recreational vessels. We do not intend to restrict commercial and recreational vessels from transiting to or departing from areas outside the zone. Similar to past U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony activities, during the enforcement of the temporary security zone on the Severn River and College Creek in Annapolis, Maryland, the COTP will allow persons and vessels not deemed a security threat to be authorized by on-scene patrol vessels to enter, operate within, and depart the zone without loitering, anchoring, fishing and crabbing. (2) Two commenters indicated that the proposed rule would be ineffective, since the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony is held a considerable distance away from the Severn River and College Creek, at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Activities associated with the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony require that security measures be taken at locations other than during the commencement address. (3) Two commenters indicated that the proposed rule would be insuffient, since the zone does not encompass all of the U.S. Naval Academy grounds. In an attempt to impose the least amount of adverse impact on waterway traffic, the security measures expected before, during, and after the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony do not require further restrictions upon adjacent waterways. After reviewing all comments, no changes to the proposed regulatory text were made. Our final rule remains the same as our proposed rule. 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 security zone will encompass only a small portion of the waterway and vessels or persons may be allowed to enter this zone with permission of the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this rule would have a E:\FEDREG\02MYR1.LOC 02MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 2, 2007 / Rules and Regulations mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB 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 might be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in a portion of the Severn River and College Creek from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Friday before the Memorial Day holiday annually. This security zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons. This rule will be in effect for less than seven hours, on one day, annually. Although the security zone will apply to the entire width of the river, smaller vessels not constrained by their draft, which are more likely to be small entities, may request permission from the Captain of the Port Baltimore, Maryland to enter the zone at telephone number (410) 576–2693, or through Coast Guard vessels enforcing the zone via Marine Band Radio, VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Additionally, before the effective period, the Coast Guard will issue maritime advisories widely available to users of the river to allow mariners to make alternative plans for transiting the affected areas. Because the zone is of limited size, it is expected that there will be minimal disruption to the maritime community. 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. 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 VerDate Mar 15 2010 02:49 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 24187 with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Energy Effects We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under that order because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. Technical Standards The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Commandant Instruction M16475.lD 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. E:\FEDREG\02MYR1.LOC 02MYR1 24188 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 2, 2007 / Rules and Regulations A final ‘‘Environmental Analysis Check List’’ and a final ‘‘Categorical Exclusion Determination’’ are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. ■ 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: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. ■ 2. Add § 165.509 to read as follows: mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB § 165.509 Security Zone; Severn River and College Creek, Annapolis, MD. (a) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland means the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, Maryland or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland to act on his or her behalf. (b) Location. The following area is a security zone: All waters of the Severn River, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded by a line drawn from Horseshoe Point, at 38[deg]59’47.6’’ N, 076[deg]29’33.2’’ W; eastward across the Severn river to a point located at 39[deg]00’01.5’’ N, 076[deg]29’08.5’’ W; and a line drawn from Biemans Point, at 38[deg]59’14.4’’ N, 076[deg]28’30.1’’ W; westward across the Severn River to a point 38[deg]59’03.5’’ N, 076[deg]28’50.0’’ W, located on the Naval Academy waterfront. This security zone includes the waters of College Creek eastward of the King George Street Bridge (NAD 1983). (c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing security zones found in § 165.33 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, Maryland. (3) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the security zone must first request authorization from the Captain of the Port, Baltimore to seek permission to transit the area. The Captain of the Port, Baltimore, VerDate Mar 15 2010 02:49 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 Maryland can be contacted at telephone number (410) 576–2693. The Coast Guard vessels enforcing this section can be contacted on Marine Band Radio VHF 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, Maryland 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 annually on the Friday before the Memorial Day holiday in May from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. Dated: April 20, 2007. Brian D. Kelley, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland. [FR Doc. E7–8447 Filed 5–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY access available documents. All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index available in regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov,or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The Docket Facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vickie Walters, Registration Division (7505P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 703305-5704; e-mail address: walters.vickie.epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information 40 CFR Part 180 A. Does this Action Apply to Me? [EPA–HQ–OPP–2006–0323; FRL–8122–8] You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[CGD05-06-112]
RIN 1625-AA87


Security Zone; Severn River and College Creek, Annapolis, MD

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone on 
certain waters of the Severn River and College Creek. This action is 
necessary to ensure the security of high-ranking public officials and 
safeguard

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the public at large against terrorist acts or incidents during 
activities associated with the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony, 
held annually on the Friday before the Memorial Day holiday in May. 
This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone 
and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the 
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 May 25, 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 CGD05-06-112 and are available for inspection or 
copying at Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, 2401 Hawkins Point 
Road, Building 70, Waterways Management Division, Baltimore, Maryland 
21226-1791 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ronald Houck, at Coast Guard 
Sector Baltimore, Waterways Management Division, at telephone number 
(410) 576-2674 or (410) 576-2693.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Regulatory Information

    On February 12, 2007, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) entitled ``Security Zone; Severn River and College Creek, 
Annapolis, MD'' in the Federal Register (72 FR 6512). We received four 
letters commenting on the proposed rule. No public meeting was 
requested, and none was held. 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. It took longer to 
respond to comments than expected. While we did not change the rule, in 
response to comments we examined ways to ensure that enforcement of the 
rule would cause minimal disruption to local vessel operators.

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 Captain of the Port 
Baltimore 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 waterfront facilities against sabotage or 
terrorist attacks.
    In this particular rulemaking, to address the aforementioned 
security concerns before, during and after the annual U.S. Naval 
Academy graduation ceremony, and to take steps to prevent the 
catastrophic impact that a terrorist attack against high-ranking public 
officials and the public at large before, during and after this highly-
publicized event would have on the public interest, the Captain of the 
Port, Baltimore, Maryland is establishing a security zone upon all 
waters of the Severn River, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded by a 
line drawn from Horseshoe Point, at 38[deg]59'47.6'' N, 
076[deg]29'33.2'' W; eastward across the Severn river to a point 
located at 39[deg]00'01.5'' N, 076[deg]29'08.5'' W; and a line drawn 
from Biemans Point, at 38[deg]59'14.4'' N, 076[deg]28'30.1'' W; 
westward across the Severn River to a point 38[deg]59'03.5'' N, 
076[deg]28'50.0'' W, located on the Naval Academy waterfront. This 
security zone includes the waters of College Creek eastward of the King 
George Street Bridge.
    This security zone will help the Coast Guard to prevent vessels or 
persons from engaging in terrorist actions against a large number of 
participants during the event. Due to these heightened security 
concerns, and the catastrophic impact a terrorist attack on the U.S. 
Naval Academy before, during and after its annual graduation ceremony 
would have on the large number of participants, and the surrounding 
area and communities, a security zone is prudent for this type of 
event.

Discussion of Comments and Changes

    The Coast Guard received a total of four pieces of written 
correspondence in response to the NPRM. No public meeting was requested 
and none was held. What follows is a review of, and the Coast Guard's 
response to, the issues and questions that were presented by these 
commenters concerning the proposed regulations.
    (1) All commenters indicated that the proposed rule would 
effectively cut off the Severn River to all waterway traffic, including 
commercial and recreational vessels.
    We do not intend to restrict commercial and recreational vessels 
from transiting to or departing from areas outside the zone. Similar to 
past U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony activities, during the 
enforcement of the temporary security zone on the Severn River and 
College Creek in Annapolis, Maryland, the COTP will allow persons and 
vessels not deemed a security threat to be authorized by on-scene 
patrol vessels to enter, operate within, and depart the zone without 
loitering, anchoring, fishing and crabbing.
    (2) Two commenters indicated that the proposed rule would be 
ineffective, since the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony is held a 
considerable distance away from the Severn River and College Creek, at 
the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
    Activities associated with the U.S. Naval Academy graduation 
ceremony require that security measures be taken at locations other 
than during the commencement address.
    (3) Two commenters indicated that the proposed rule would be 
insuffient, since the zone does not encompass all of the U.S. Naval 
Academy grounds.
    In an attempt to impose the least amount of adverse impact on 
waterway traffic, the security measures expected before, during, and 
after the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony do not require further 
restrictions upon adjacent waterways.
    After reviewing all comments, no changes to the proposed regulatory 
text were made. Our final rule remains the same as our proposed rule.

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 security zone will 
encompass only a small portion of the waterway and vessels or persons 
may be allowed to enter this zone with permission of the Captain of the 
Port, Baltimore, Maryland.

Small Entities

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612), we have 
considered whether this rule would have a

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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 might 
be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to 
transit or anchor in a portion of the Severn River and College Creek 
from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Friday before the Memorial Day holiday 
annually. This security zone will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following 
reasons. This rule will be in effect for less than seven hours, on one 
day, annually. Although the security zone will apply to the entire 
width of the river, smaller vessels not constrained by their draft, 
which are more likely to be small entities, may request permission from 
the Captain of the Port Baltimore, Maryland to enter the zone at 
telephone number (410) 576-2693, or through Coast Guard vessels 
enforcing the zone via Marine Band Radio, VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHz). 
Additionally, before the effective period, the Coast Guard will issue 
maritime advisories widely available to users of the river to allow 
mariners to make alternative plans for transiting the affected areas. 
Because the zone is of limited size, it is expected that there will be 
minimal disruption to the maritime community.

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. 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 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 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.

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    A final ``Environmental Analysis Check List'' and a final 
``Categorical Exclusion Determination'' are available in the docket 
where indicated under ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165

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

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 
CFR part 165 as follows:

PART 165--REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

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1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226, 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701; 50 
U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05-1, 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 Sec.  165.509 to read as follows:


Sec.  165.509  Security Zone; Severn River and College Creek, 
Annapolis, MD.

    (a) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the Captain of the 
Port, Baltimore, Maryland means the Commander, Coast Guard Sector 
Baltimore, Maryland or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty 
officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, 
Maryland to act on his or her behalf.
    (b) Location. The following area is a security zone: All waters of 
the Severn River, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded by a line drawn 
from Horseshoe Point, at 38[deg]59'47.6'' N, 076[deg]29'33.2'' W; 
eastward across the Severn river to a point located at 39[deg]00'01.5'' 
N, 076[deg]29'08.5'' W; and a line drawn from Biemans Point, at 
38[deg]59'14.4'' N, 076[deg]28'30.1'' W; westward across the Severn 
River to a point 38[deg]59'03.5'' N, 076[deg]28'50.0'' W, located on 
the Naval Academy waterfront. This security zone includes the waters of 
College Creek eastward of the King George Street Bridge (NAD 1983).
    (c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing security 
zones found in Sec.  165.33 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, Maryland.
    (3) Persons or vessels requiring entry into or passage through the 
security zone must first request authorization from the Captain of the 
Port, Baltimore to seek permission to transit the area. The Captain of 
the Port, Baltimore, Maryland can be contacted at telephone number 
(410) 576-2693. The Coast Guard vessels enforcing this section can be 
contacted on Marine Band Radio VHF 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, Maryland 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 annually on 
the Friday before the Memorial Day holiday in May from 7:30 a.m. to 2 
p.m. local time.

    Dated: April 20, 2007.
Brian D. Kelley,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland.
[FR Doc. E7-8447 Filed 5-1-07; 8:45 am]
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